Why do some couples share a Facebook account?

posted 3 years ago in Technology
  • poll: Do you have a joint Facebook with your husband?
    I have my own and he has his own : (89 votes)
    99 %
    We share one Facebook account : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I know one couple who does this, and it is because she is a public school teacher.

    Post # 4
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    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @futuremrsbc:  They probably consider themselves a family unit so they don’t need or feel they need individual profiles.

    Post # 5
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    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @futuremrsbc:  Baaahaahaaa. My ex and his wife do this. I thought it was strange. lol. Me and FI have never and will never share FB accounts. Why would I want all the crap from the soccer team pages he likes cluttering up my screen? Same as I’m sure he doesn’t care about Upworthy or Moms Who Drink and Swear posts. If I see something funny I’ll show it to him. I also do NOT want a notification every time he gets a PM from some guy about the game they’re both in the middle of watching on TV.

    ETA: We also have completely different “friend” lists. He doesn’t know 95% of the people on my list, nor I to his.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We have separate accounts since we both used them for social stuff when we got them in highschool.  Now though, we mostly use them for family stuff (sharing vacation pictures with moms, dads, and grandmas, asking people for their addresses, etc.), so it really wouldn’t change how I used it if we happened to share one.  I do all of my personal communication through email/phone, and neither of us posts anything or “likes” anything that isn’t an engagement or major life announcement.

    Post # 7
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    6506 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We have separate ones but the couples that I do know that share an account use them purely to keep up to date with family and very close friends. There really is no point in them having 2 accounts because they are only friends with people that they are very close to in real life (as opposed to people who are friends with acquaintances).

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @futuremrsbc:  You have no option for, “neither of us has Facebook” so I couldn’t vote. If, however, we did have Facebook then I am sure we would share. Our social circle is the same and we have access to all of each other’s stuff anyway. Why not? I will share my life, but not my Facebook? I don’t get it.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t get it either. Marriage does not = loss of personal identity, and that includes social identity, to me.

    Post # 10
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    1104 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I know people who do this. I find it odd. And often it’s just the one person posting so yeah…what’s the point again? I couldn’t find it. 

    Post # 11
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I hsare a cell phone with DH, but I could NEVER share my FB!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @MrsWrangler:  THIS.

    A Facebook profile is a page for an individual person, unless you are creating a business page or whatnot. I may be getting married, but that doesn’t mean I can’t exist socially, on my own, separate from FH. I find it dumb, obviously.

    Post # 13
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    6964 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @futuremrsbc:  I actually asked this on the boards a few months ago. Honestly, the only reason I could come up with was a lack of trust in the relationship. But yes, I guess if you’re only “friends” with your family & mutual friends, it might make sense to have one account. Generally, I think this is true of older couples. Most people mid-30s and below have an individual account when they get into a relationship, so it’s odd to see some people then drop one & make the other a “couple” account. Those are the ones I assume have trust issues. 

    Post # 14
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    6964 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Skittles131: Yeah. My best friend’s DH closed his account. She is friends with his family & uses FB mostly to keep in contact with family & mutual friends… but it’s still only her on the account. She didn’t add his name or anything. I prefer that. If I want to hang out with both of them I either FB her or text both of them. But I also know that if I want to share something with JUST HER, I can still do that!

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    he only people i know that share an account are old people… like my parents share one. my mom has no idea how to use it…

    Post # 16
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    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I don’t understand why people are getting so judgemental about people who share.

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