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Monday, February 22, 2010


I was quite surprised as I noticed the personal information about relationship status of a 17 year old guy on a social networkin site on which he has mentioned that he is in a relationship. It seems to be a craze among teens to be in a relationship without even knowing how a person feels when he or she is in a relationship.

How one can know he or she is in relationship? Do you know? ;-)


  1. Perhaps the word "status" is a clue.

  2. Very geniune and a valid concern chandu. Infact i wrote a similar post some time back and tried to bring up the point that its high time, the working parents should take care of the kids too. In recent times, we have lost our traditional and cultural values and are blindly running towards westernisation. Our priorities have changed. We are going nowhere.

  3. Well teens these days probably know more than we knew at that age or even today :) Sad but true that is !

  4. puppy love :O

    Latest fashion kya?

  5. it just means he's seeing someone...n honestly i don't think age has anything 2 do with being in a "relationship"!

  6. hi!:)
    umm.... what a deep subject ! thanks for giving us time to reflect! well, let's see.. a relationship supposes that you have an interest or a DNA in common. To have a relationship implies that you share information and caring with someone and hopefully that you communicate with them.. did I do?...:)
    Many thanks for your kind comments on my blog! Please come back to Lurkynat and being your friends! hugs,natalie

  7. one bst way, if Id is good n fair..or even one can know from the behavior of the kid.. if its parents..

  8. Really...toady the nomenclature is changing..all affairs or friendships get physical too and then relationships..

  9. Absolutely.. Of late it has been a craze.. Committment is taken to be a cakewalk.. poor kids, they have no idea how much they are inviting trouble..

  10. I dont wonder as to how.What amazes me is the attitude of the parents.

  11. when u lov someone,want to be with them..then it means u are in a relationship..Obviously with thier consent!!

  12. I have noticed as well, its kind of weird status message 'In a Relationship' - doest it mean a relationship without any commitments?

  13. its all for show.. people like to flaunt their status.. so many get into it for show.. and then breakup also makes up for good gossip.. so kids nowadays.. have gone through many relationships even before they have got into college..very few of them do discover real love and understand its importance and responsibility but for majority its just timepass and a tool to be popular..

  14. Hmm, the answer to your question is different for different people. It generally refers to that period where you accept or someone else has accepted your proposal.

  15. you talking of 17.. THATS a ripe age.. My friends son .. he is 9Years old .. HE wanted to give a card and a Kiss to a Girl in his class.. on valentines day..
    To top it he was showing off and his DAD .. My friend was enjoying listening to his son..

    When i asked the kid.. why he wanted to give the card he says because he is in relation with this girl and she is his girl friend... I was :00000

    My dad would have kicked my Butt if i had said it, cause at that time Sab ladkiyaan class main are Behan's :)

  16. Why do we think that only adults know the meaning of relationship and only they are entitled to be in a relationship? And being in a relationship would not necessarily mean that they stay together, does it? Being love is often mentioned as relationship. Now, let's blame the social networking sites for their lack of vocabulary! What say? :-)

  17. I think the teens these days love the show off bit of having a boyfriend/girlfriend.

  18. Its pretty simple....when the other person updates his/her relationship status as" in relationship ......(your name).... ;)

  19. Its like the order of the day ... everyone seems to be in one!

  20. 1st of all.. u could have more presicely said a'live-in relationship' than just a relationship which can be of any type with any kind of a person.But ya,in adolesence most people tend to get attracted or rather dragged into such kind of stuff which may be a mere infatuation also. But at one point of time,they'll surly know that this kind of a relationship is not a good one and also will not last for long... But the experience will surely make them decide over the right and wrong when they again come in such situation. good write up. Cheers :)

  21. I think the parents of most teen let them date too early. TV has a big part in teens and younger children seeing things that are so suggestive, advertising too many products that have to do with sex. This is a nice post. Thank you for coming by.

  22. I have no idea either ! And i fully agree with you that it is becoming some kind of a fashion statement ! Peer pressure rules !

    Sad !

  23. Its the in thing to be in a relationship, or have a special friends! We are imitating for sure! But how far and long these so called relationships last is the question and how serious these young things are about their new found partners is a different thing all together. Our culture is changing, I dont know! But we too have heard of childhood sweethearts getting married once they are settled in life in earlier generations! Maybe there weren't quite open about it then, but kids these days are...

    Ashes...still reflecting on what u said

  24. My English is my second language and its very poor yet. Thanks your post I started to more understand word "relationship". I thought it is like - friendship. But probably not exactly.

  25. Hi Chandrka
    Thanks for your visit to my blog and the kind words.
    My son is 21 but I have never heard him say "he's in a relationship"
    But he had had girlfriends.

    Something to ponder on.

    Margie :)

  26. Relationship by itself means committed and being together. Its not as flirt or love to say and to escape later. May be they shud say single- committed rather in relationship.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  27. I think age isn’t a matter, people learn things sooner and easier thought internet and they how to response there feeling.

  28. well done topic...
    i think that being in relationship is not a fraud, but the thing is you need to know the importance of that rellationship like we love our mother,father ,sister,nation and other people...
    this is a good thing being in relationship in a new age ,it means that you are imotinally a touchable with imotions are important not for anything elses...
    thnaks..chnadu as i like to say u if u don't mind..
    nice comment on my blog..but plz give me a detail comment or be in touch with my mail id.

  29. well.. its all subjective... one man stupidity is another man'z fun and anotherz job..

    teens can be in relationship..since they define what that means..not you not me.. and s/he is not alone in thinking that way which is why they are in relationship..

  30. @ tom sullivan : Exactly. :) Thanks! :)

    @ @ease : I must change the name of my blog as Chandu's blog. :-D. Very true, we r hanging between the two cultures. Thanks a lot! :)

    @ I'm Nu : Because of media. Thanks! :)

    @ Tulika : Yaeh. :) Thanks! :)

    @ blueapple : Then it must be very painful. Thanks! :)

    @ blunt edges : Oops! On net I can't see u. :-p
    Thanks for ur frank views. :)

    @ natalie : Great words on relationship. :) U just organise a party, my all friends with their friends will be there. :) Thanks, dear. :)

    @ Harman : The kid needs a watchful eyes of parents. Thanks! :)

    @ Renu : Thanks Renu for ur views. :) Lots of things changes with time.

    @ Chanz : Do u think being in relationship means inviting trouble whereas others think it is FUN. Thanks a million for sharing ur views with all of us here. :)

    @ BK Chowla, : Parents attitude is important and a matter of concern. Thanks! :)

    @ Madhu : Nice views on relationship. Thanks, dear. :)

    @ SUFFIX : lol. Thanks! :)

    @ Sankoobaba : Fast life, fast moving on. Thanks a million! :)

    @ Sjmach : I do not think the relationship here means accepting a proposal. Thanks! :)

    @ Bikram : I am really feeling sympathetic towards u. ;-D Thanks for sharing such a witty experience. :)

    @ Vittaldas Prabhu : Love has no age bars. But a teen is too young to understand the emotional meaning of relationship. Most of them are confused between friendship and relationship. Thanks a lot for such a deep insight. :)

    @ Bhagyashree : Thanks for being at loss of words. :)

    @ ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ : Thanks! :)

    @ Rachna : It is a craze. Thanks! :)

    @ Pratik Gupta : So when r u updating ur relationship status with ..... ;-) Thanks! :)

    @ Swaram : Thanks! :)

    @ V. Archana : Thanks for sharing ur views on relationship. :)

    @ Margaret Cloud : Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and for sharing ur views with us. :) Media is changing our society especially kids and teens.

    @ Kavi : Thanks a lot! :)

    @ Uncommon Sense : Thanks! :)

    @ PNA : Thanks a million! :)

    @ krystyna : Thanks a lot for sharing information with us. :)

    @ Margie : Thanks for visiting me and commenting. :) Keep visitng. :)

    @ Priya : Nice views! :) Keep visiting. :)Thanks a million! :)

    @ Jeevan : Thanks a lot! :)

    @ EKLAVYA : Thanks for sharing ur views. :) In ur poems emotions are expressed very nicely. :)

    @ iamyuva : How can u say I am not in relationship. I may be or may not be. ;-) You can say about urself but not me. :-p Thanks! :)