No matter if you're Facebook relationship status is set to 'Single', 'In a Relationship' or 'It's complicated'... the way Facebook actually knows if you're dating or not is kind of weird.
Us mere mortals may rely on the simple relationship statuses to know who's dating who, and when... but the brains behind FB are may more in tune with your life, creepily enough.
Research carried out by Facebook in their "The Formation of Love" study proves that single people tend to post more on their profile, and as they enter a relationship, it drastically lessens.
According to the study, people who post roughly two times a day are more likely to b single, and those who post with any less are more likely to be part of a pair. Random, hey?
FB data scientists (it's a thing), assessed a group of users whose FB relationship statuses recently changed from "single" to "in a relationship", and found that, "During the 100 days before the relationship starts, we observe a slow but steady increase in the number of timeline posts shared between the future couple," explains Carlos Diuk.
The number of posts decrease on day 0, that's literally the second the relationship begins.
Does this mean if we suddenly stop posting, a prince charming will come into our lives and be our boyfriend?! Probs not, but a girl can dream.