355: Couple

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Couple
Facebook defines relationships. 'Yeah, we would have broken up last night, but the net connection was down'
Title text: Facebook defines relationships. 'Yeah, we would have broken up last night, but the net connection was down'

Explanation

It's hard to know when you are in a relationship in modern times. In olden days you might fancy a girl, and then ask her father if you might court her, and if he granted his permission you would be a couple. Today, that kind of structure and formality is terrifyingly antiquated, as a result we don't have any of the straightforward cues.

The joke comes in the last panel. All that Cueball really wants to know is if he can tease all of his Facebook friends by setting his relationship status to "It's complicated" so he seems to have an exciting romantic life.

Transcript

[Cueball and Megan in bed]
Cueball: So is this it? Are we a couple now?
Megan: I just don't know. I like this. I just... don't know.
[silence]
Cueball: Well will you be my "it's complicated" on facebook?
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Discussion

Worst of all, it precludes people who do not use Facebook (for various reasons) from starting relationships. That is NOT my IP address. Is this a problem with VoiceStream (T-Mobile) customers? 108.162.221.8 02:27, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

WOW, that comic is seven years old by now and I'm still alive without using it — or Google+ – or ???. I'm just feeling free, no NSA or any other Big Brother. --Dgbrt (talk) 20:45, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Congrats man :-) but - don't you use a credit card or a phone? - if so then NSA knows it all - in Denmark the tabloid can buy credit card info for about 1000€ a month - or so it would seem at the moment. Of course they only use it to hunt down the royalties to shoot pictures - not to just shoot! ;-) Great and still relevant commic though. Kynde (talk) 20:52, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
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