Lauren Alaina Says Making a Relationship ‘Facebook Official’ Is Embarrassing
While much of the chatter pertaining to Lauren Alaina's love life has centered on speculation that she and 'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery have a secret relationship (which they both have denied), the singer did comment on the pressures and stresses of relationship statuses on social media platforms like Facebook. It's 2011, and the plugged-in generation lets it all hang out in the digital space, erasing the aura of mystery and opening themselves up for some embarrassment. It's something the 'Georgia Peaches' singer full well understands.
"I think it's embarrassing to be 'Facebook official,' to be completely honest," Alaina, whose debut album 'Wildflower' landed yesterday, told CMT Radio. "Because when you're a teenager, you have a boyfriend and can break up the next week, and if you make it 'Facebook official,' you look like an idiot when you have a boyfriend one day, and the next day it's gone." She has a point there.
She also noted that there is something to be said for privacy. Alaina suggested, "If you're gonna put 'in a relationship,' don't tag the person on it. Just put 'in a relationship'! That way, people know you're in a relationship."
That all makes sense and is some solid advice from a 16-year-old, whether you are a baby boomer toiling over creating your own Facebook page or if you are a fellow teenager trying to figure how much information is TMI!