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=== Socialight ===
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[http://www.flickr.com/photos/factoryjoe/2476366643/ http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2079/2476366643_35a474a682_o.png]
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Relationship Status pop-up menu with the following choices:
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* (blank) - unspecified
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* Single
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* Divorced
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* Married
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* Taken
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* In a relationship
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* Swinger!
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=== Plurk ===
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[http://www.flickr.com/photos/factoryjoe/2545866260/ http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3277/2545866260_166fc6c4d9_o.png]
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Relationship: pop-up menu with the following choices:
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* Not Saying
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* Single
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* Married
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* Divorced
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* Engaged
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* In Relationship
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* Complicated
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* Widowed
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* Open relationship
  
 
== relationship status formats ==
 
== relationship status formats ==

Revision as of 17:11, 10 December 2010

<entry-title>relationship status</entry-title>

Part of hCard Brainstorming for post-vCard3 additions. Per the microformats process:

relationship status examples

(move to a separate page relationship-status-examples when this section gets too big to include inline)

Facebook

From http://www.facebook.com/editprofile.php?sk=relationships (must be logged in)

Relationship status has two parts, one a discrete enumerated set provided as a select pop-up menu choice:

  • (blank) - unspecified
  • single
  • in a relationship
  • engaged
  • married
  • it's complicated
  • in an open relationship
  • widowed
  • separated
  • divorced

And then for *some* of those enumerated values, there is an optional field that indicates a person

  • with person - chosen by selecting another profile (URL)

Flickr

From http://www.flickr.com/profile_edit.gne?from=personal (must be logged in)

Expressed as Singleness: by Flickr, the following mutually-exclusive radio button choices are given:

  • ( ) Single
  • ( ) Taken
  • ( ) Open
  • ( ) Rather not say

Socialight

2476366643_35a474a682_o.png

Relationship Status pop-up menu with the following choices:

  • (blank) - unspecified
  • Single
  • Divorced
  • Married
  • Taken
  • In a relationship
  • Swinger!

Plurk

2545866260_166fc6c4d9_o.png

Relationship: pop-up menu with the following choices:

  • Not Saying
  • Single
  • Married
  • Divorced
  • Engaged
  • In Relationship
  • Complicated
  • Widowed
  • Open relationship

relationship status formats

(move to a separate page relationship-status-formats when this section gets too big to include inline)

OpenSocial

OpenSocial has a "relationship-status" field, plain text.

XFN

XFN - The XHTML Friends Network was not directly intended as a relationship status format, however, it's use can imply some relationship.

Specifically the following family and romantic values imply relationship status:

  • spouse - implies married
  • sweetheart - implies in a relationship (or an open relationship)

relationship status brainstorming

(move to a separate page relationship-status-brainstorming when this section gets too big to include inline)

schema

There seems to be quite a variety of different values for "relationship-status", here are the ones that appear on more than one of the above-mentioned examples:

  • single
  • taken (in a relationship)
  • open (in an open relationship)
  • unspecified (blank, rather not say)

While this might be a good start for a set of enumerated values, we lack sufficient data to be confident in such an enum. If we had perhaps half dozen or so examples total which showed a clear set of common values, then we could be more confident defining an enum.

Until then, it may make the most sense to simply use a text string value.

In addition to the description of the relationship-status, some number of values take a "with" parameter referring to a person.

As it's a reference to a person, a link to that person makes the most sense, using XFN - The XHTML Friends Network on that link to indicate the relationship with/to that person.

relationship-status property name

Simple brainstorm proposal: use the property name relationship-status as a class name on an element marking up a textual value / description of the person's relationship status.

E.g.

<span class="vcard"> 
 <a class="fn url" href="http://alice.example.com">Alice Exemplar</a>, 
 <span class="relationship-status">single</span>
</span>

or

<span class="vcard"> 
 <a class="fn url" href="http://bob.example.com">Bob Exemplar</a>, 
 <span class="relationship-status">taken</span> - in a relationship with 
 <a rel="sweetheart" href="http://dana.example.com">Dana Person</a>
</span>

external resources

see also