2016-02-14

Don't be that couple

Have you ever had to filter your newsfeed from all the cheesy couple posts that appear on social media?

While there’s nothing wrong with posting photos of you and your significant other from time to time, too much of it can be annoying and only shows that you’re insecure.

According to a new study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (a collection of scientists, not some paid for "report" or something); people who make a huge deal about their relationship online actually felt insecure about their partner’s feelings, tending to make their relationships more visible.

In other words, there is always a chance that things aren't really what they seem to be on social media. Couples who habitually post photos of themselves looking adoringly into each other’s eyes on Facebook are probably, in real life, hurting from endless tearful arguments.

There is nothing wrong with announcing an engagement, or sharing wedding photos, or capturing a special moment together in a far off land. These are special occasions, and anyone who really cares about you will be happy to hear of them. But to endlessly document the daily happenings of courtship is just a sad reminder that people who are genuinely having a good time together don’t generally want to interrupt the moment and get a camera out.

Bliss doesn’t need Facebook likes.
Contentment doesn’t need retweets.
And the rest of us really don’t need to know about #datenight.