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Sooo in love on Facebook? Probably sooo unsafe! The more couples show and celebrate their love on Facebook, the more insecure and shaky the relationship actually is.
Everything is not always what it seems: For example, happy lovers who rave about their adored counterparts on Facebook are in reality perhaps not that happy at the moment, but rather insecure about their relationship.
At least that's what a scientific study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin says. A research team led by Lydia Emery from Northwestern University in Illinois accompanied 108 couples for two weeks. The test subjects were asked to keep a diary in which they were asked to report in detail how their relationship was going every single day. At the same time, you observed what they posted on Facebook and how they interacted with your partner on it.
The more at risk the relationship is, the more amorous the messages on Facebook and Co
An amazing connection was discovered like this: If someone felt unsure whether he or she was still loved or whether the relationship might soon end, much more was reported on the social network - but not the negative feelings, but only positive, even stunning. The more anxious or concerned the people were, the more euphoric the reports became.
So you try to make the relationship visible - "Look, we still exist! And we are so happy with each other!".
So the next time we get upset about an overly annoying, oh so in love couple on Facebook that their happiness rubs into us, we definitely don't have to be jealous …