Is Tagging Your Bae On Your Insta Bio The Digital Wedding Ring?
Have you ever come across your friends Instagram account with their bio description ‘owned by (insert name)’ and you’re just like, “Whaaaaaaat?” SAME. Not to judge but it’s a legit thing!
Deeply alarmed by the number of Twitter users I'm seeing tag their partner in their bio, is this the new shared bank account
— Elle Hunt (@elle_hunt) January 16, 2015
It’s called ‘Relationship Tagging’
I know we make fun of people for having "taken" or "single" in their Twitter bio but god damn, this website needs a relationship status section so you know if you can slide into someone's DM's
— David Hollywood (@dw00dz) November 4, 2018
Relationship tagging is the act of you including your bae’s social media handle in your bio. You either love the cheekiness of relationship tagging or find it super cringy!
Why do people relationship tag?
If you don't tag your partner in your twitter bio then are you even in a relationship?
— Mike Potter (@MikePotterYT) August 15, 2016
Psychotherapist Jaime Gleicher, LMSW tells Cosmopolitan, “When people are in a relationship, they tend to experience a burst of many positive emotions. And when people feel happy, they want to share it.”
Seems like a middle-school relationship thing, but it happens even to adults. Somehow, it a concrete proof that we are happily taken.
Think of it as the PDA version of the Internet!
At what age are you obligated to tag your partner in your Twitter bio? Hoping I never reach it.
— vic(tori)a bunte (@womanaroundtech) October 17, 2014
You hold hands when you go out together, cuddle and so much more. This is just like that, except it’s Twitter and Instagram.
Is relationship tagging healthy?
Should you put your relationship status in your Twitter bio?
— Matthew Anderson (@Matthew12989) October 25, 2018
Sure, especially for couples who are in love. As what Taylor Lorenz, wrote for The Atlantic, “It’s the digital equivalent of a wedding ring.” Especially for millenials, everything is done for the ‘gram. If something isn’t uploaded online, it just doesn’t seem real.