What would you do in this situation?

You are in a relationship, and you are out with a group of friends. Your spouse or long-time partner is not out with you.


Someone comes over and offers to buy you a drink. Do you take the drink or politely decline?

This happened to a friend of mine's wife over the weekend. She was out with 5 or 6 of her girlfriends when a guy came over and offered to buy her a drink.

She told him, "No Thank You". My friend said that she should have taken the free drink. It would have saved her $10! He said that as long as she was upfront about being married and that nothing would come of it, she should have taken the drink.


I think that as well. It is a free drink and if you are honest up front there are no expectations of anything going further.

It seems that my friend and I are in the minority when it comes to this train of thought.

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On social media, most people commented with that they would not take the drink. Some of the reasons included:

"Don't want to lead him on"

"Want to hang with friends, don't need him to be creeping on me"

Some people were willing to take the drink. They said:

"Didn't want to hurt their feelings so I would take the drink"

"It is a FREE drink.Tell them upfront nothing is going to happen"

"I would take their drink and ignore them"

So what would you do in this situation?

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Zuckerberg's Groupies
In his 2017 manifesto, Zuckerberg expanded on Facebook's goal to "develop the social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works for all of us."

He wanted Facebook users to have the autonomy to create communities that were civically-engaged, supportive, and inclusive. It was also a means to shift from friend-centric interactions to user experiences with an axiom of authentic communication in group discussions.

While we can't speak to how supportive or deep Facebook groups are or aren't, Zuckerberg's success with the initiative speaks for itself.

According to SellCoursesOnline, between 2016 and 2020, a Facebook report found that "the number of active members in Facebook Groups almost doubled from 1 billion to 1.8 billion users." As of 2022, that accounts for approximately 60% percent of the platform's 2.93 billion users.

Facebook Group Facts
  • In 2017, 100 million users said they belonged to groups they found "very meaningful." By 2019, that number had grown to 400 million.
  • 50 percent of Facebook users belong to at least five groups.
  • Driven by trends, branding, and offline communities and businesses with a need for an online presence, there are tens of millions of Facebook groups today.
  • Nearly 100 percent of users say Facebook groups foster a sense of belonging and a place to talk about important issues.

Idaho Facebook Groups
In 2023, Facebook groups remain the MVP of online communities around the world. And Idaho is no exception!

Listed below are 28 Idaho Facebook groups we find particularly interesting, quirky, or useful.

How many of them do you belong to you? We have a feeling that number will grow a bit after a scroll through our gallery!

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