07 February 2014 08:15 | By Denise Ngo
8 ways our love lives would be completely different without Facebook

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, we look back at all the ways that Facebook has facilitated romance



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Over the past decade, we’ve seen dozens of friends get married, break up, come out of the closet, or disavow love altogether. And unless you’ve been happily attached to the same person for the past 10 years, you’ve probably seen a parade of partners and love interests march their way in and out of your heart. Some of us are living a fairytales. Others remain forever alone. But if there’s one thing all the relationships that have transpired over the past year have in common, it’s that they’ve somehow been affected by Facebook.

“But wait!” you protest. “It cannot be. My boyfriend and I don’t even have Facebook.”

All right then, answer us this: Are you over 80 years old? Are you Amish? Do either of you live in a submarine, in an underground cave, or in North Korea? Then like it or not, your love life’s been influenced – if only obliquely – by Mark Zuckerberg’s nefarious creation, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this week.

Don’t believe us? Here’s how our love lives would be completely different (for better or for worse) without Facebook.

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