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Posted at 3:09 PM ET, 02/18/2011

Facebook adds 'civil union' and 'domestic partnership' -- evolution of relationships

By Alexandra Petri

Hooray, Facebook has added civil unions and domestic partnerships to its options for relationships!

Here's a screenshot of the new options.


It's certainly an improvement on what was available during the Stone Age.


And compared to the 19th century, I think we've made some strides!


Although after Watson's victory on Jeopardy!, my forecast for our options in 2111 is somewhat bleak:


By Alexandra Petri  | February 18, 2011; 3:09 PM ET
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Petri  | Tags:  Facebook, kids these days, sex  
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What about Spooning?

Posted by: jimward21 | February 18, 2011 4:47 PM | Report abuse

That 19th century list is the funniest thing I've read in a long time. When I worked at a restaurant (for a very short time), I once announced, "Donner - Party of 87", but nobody got it, including the boss.

What is all this leading to? By 2020, the Facebook relationship choices will be:

►Single, but going steady with "Rosie"
►Single, but going steady with 2 pieces of liver
►Married, but going steady with blow-up doll
►Man-dog (or equivalent)
►Reincarnated soul of man eaten by wife to survived winter

Posted by: divtune | February 20, 2011 7:25 PM | Report abuse

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