MENLO PARK, CA—Good news for Christian singles: Facebook has released new options for those who fall under more specific relationship categories. Most notably, there’s a new category for people who want it to be known that they’re intentionally choosing to be single in order to focus more on growing closer in their relationship with God right now.
“Diversity and inclusivity are key values here at Facebook, but for a long time, this type of relationship status has often been overlooked,” the social network company announced in a press release. “Not any longer.”
“This new option is such a blessing!” said Annie Bosco, 21, of Sweetwater, NC. “When I broke up with my last boyfriend, I told him it was because I really felt God leading me to seek Jesus more, and not at all related to his bad breath or the fact that he was only -- ugh-- a bass player. But for some reason, it didn’t really feel official because it wasn’t on Facebook! Now that it’s set to ‘Just focusing on God right now,’ my ex knows I really mean it. And when I break up with my next boyfriend, I’ll use it then, too!”
“Of course, if God brings a really attractive youth pastor or guitar player into my life, I’ll definitely follow His lead!” she added.
Other new features include pre-written responses in Facebook Messenger, such as “God’s been putting you on my heart a lot lately,” and “God told me I’m supposed to marry a worship leader.”
At publishing time, Bosco's status had been updated again to reflect her new relationship with the lead singer for local Christian band Cross-Eyed.