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AIBU to think that Purplebricks don't actually need to know whether I'm married?

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borlottibeans Thu 21-Jun-18 20:42:21

All I want to do is book a fucking viewing!!!

The only options are Mr, Mrs, Miss or Dr. I was very tempted to put Dr but didn't want to have to keep explaining to people that I've faked a PhD out of spite.

outofmydepth45 Thu 21-Jun-18 20:43:10

Go with Doctor

reallyanotherone Thu 21-Jun-18 20:43:33

Use mr.

That’s what i generally use online when title is a required field and there is no neutral option.

Cynara Thu 21-Jun-18 20:44:39

Well, they've left you little option. Dr out of spite all the way with this one.

LuxeLisbon Thu 21-Jun-18 20:44:39

I rang up a medical negligence firm and they asked if I was married or not .... it had zero relevance to enquiry hmm

Flibbertyjibbit Thu 21-Jun-18 20:44:54

Use Mr.

Wavescrashingonthebeach Thu 21-Jun-18 20:48:16

Use Dr. And tell them to get their IT to add Ms to the options. For a modern company its very archaic for them to not have this option.

borlottibeans Thu 21-Jun-18 20:48:33

I caved and put Mrs. I didn't want to start the whole process by fighting with an estate agent, and I am weak.

I just don't get it though. It's not an old company still using its templates from 1955; someone has actually made a conscious decision to set up their system this way.

confusedlittleone Thu 21-Jun-18 21:00:15

Aren't their legal implications for selling a house where more then one party have a claim to? And if there's not then there absolutely should be, it would help towards stopping married woman being fucked over

borlottibeans Thu 21-Jun-18 21:20:53

Confused there are, but I suspect the bigger issue is with unmarried women contributing financially to a house in their partner's name. I wouldn't want to rely on an estate agent to keep on top of that sort of thing though!

In any case I'm a first time buyer with nothing to sell.

CadyHeron Thu 21-Jun-18 21:22:54

Meh, it's just titles. I'd tick Mrs. As that's what I am.

MrTrebus Thu 21-Jun-18 21:24:33

Do people really genuinely in real life get bothered by this sort of shit or is it just on mumsnet. Come on 🙄

reallyanotherone Thu 21-Jun-18 21:32:09

Aren't their legal implications for selling a house where more then one party have a claim to? And if there's not then there absolutely should be, it would help towards stopping married woman being fucked over

If course there are. But that is irrelevant-you don’t have to be married to joint own a property. A more appropriate question, and one i am asked as a female sole owner is if i am the sole owner, or anyone else has a claim. My partner has to sign a legal document when i buy a house effectively relinquishing any claim.

So there is no reason for an estate agent to know your marital status.

SluttyButty Thu 21-Jun-18 21:33:36

I get so cross with this. I don't wear a wedding ring through choice and I only tell people I'm married if I deem it necessary. I'm not ashamed of my husband and love him dearly but he's not the be all and end all of me.

LighthouseSouth Thu 21-Jun-18 21:35:32

What a pile of shite for a modern website
I'd have gone with Mr
I'd feel uncomfortable claiming to be a Dr. Or a Miss or Mrs!

Barbaro Thu 21-Jun-18 21:37:36

MrTrebus agreed. I'm not seeing the big deal.

Walkingdeadfangirl Thu 21-Jun-18 21:43:49

Mr = adult Man
Mrs = adult Woman

Is this a trans thread or are people really hung up on an outdated terminology about referring to a 'maiden'?

gamerchick Thu 21-Jun-18 21:45:47

Do people really genuinely in real life get bothered by this sort of shit or is it just on mumsnet. Come on

It's weird the things that irritate, I refused to use something once because the only drop down option was Ms for me. I didn't realise how annoying it is grin

QuantamBaby Thu 21-Jun-18 21:46:58

No

Mr - adult male
Ms - adult female

Mrs is an adult title only bestowed when married and as such is sexist and annoying.

CadyHeron Thu 21-Jun-18 21:49:20

MrTrebus - with you on this one grin

SluttyButty Thu 21-Jun-18 21:49:21

But Mrs doesn't mean adult woman, it means married woman. Or at least it did the last time I checked.

And yes I do get annoyed by it. Other things, not so much grin

CadyHeron Thu 21-Jun-18 21:53:42

Lighthousesouth - you'd go with Mr, rather take a male title and basically identify yourself as a bloke just because you don't want any of the female titles? See, to me that's strange just like you think it's strange to put Miss or Mrs. Saying you're a Mr to make a point - stranger than the other view point smile

Japanesejazz Thu 21-Jun-18 21:56:13

I was also annoyed so put Dr. And insisted that they referred to me as Dr Jazz

Walkingdeadfangirl Thu 21-Jun-18 21:59:10

Mrs is an adult title only bestowed when married and as such is sexist and annoying
Well obviously that is what is used to be. Women now choose what to call themselves and Mrs is now used to denote an adult woman (at least in the UK I live in). Our titles are not 'bestowed' anymore.

glamp Thu 21-Jun-18 22:04:21

I think the issue us that using mrs indicates your marital status whereas the marital neutral ms doesn’t- men don’t have to give an indication of their status so why should women

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