Social media is apparently all a lie, this according to a new study from Bright Side, who found that couples that post a lot on social media are more often than not insecure about their partner's feelings.
The study, titled "Can You Tell That I'm In A Relationship? Attachment And Relationship Visibility On Facebook," found that couples often try to convince themselves their relationship is something that it isn't by being overactive on social media.
The study followed 108 couples over a two-week period, asking them to fill out a short survey every single night of those two weeks. They reported their feelings and thoughts about their relationships, along with their activity on Facebook including photos, wall posts, comments, and status updates.
The study found that on days with heavy activity on social media, couples were more likely to report feeling insecure about their relationship.
Relationship expert Nikki Goldstein echoed the results found in the study, writing that "people who promote their relationship online are often battling insecurities or having problems with their significant other. They seek validation for their relations from others, and likes and comments can be very validating. And when someone is really struggling, that’s where they get their up from."
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