Social media bonds
Not just shopping together, couples who spend time together on Facebook tend to share a stronger bond and enjoy a longer-lasting relationship than those who avoid seeing each other online, a recent study has revealed. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that couples who were chatting on Facebook, echoed those feelings in real life and were likely to have better marital ties. People tend to internalise what they say about themselves in public. “We were interested applying this to the idea that if you declare your commitment publicly, you might perceive yourself as more committed to that partner,” said Catalina Toma, study co-author.