There’s not really much worse when it comes to social media than those couples that constantly post pictures of themselves together alongside ridiculous hashtags like #love or #romance. We get it, you’ve got a girlfriend/boyfriend and you’re really happy – you don’t need to post about it every couple of minutes.
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It turns out that they might not actually be that happy though according to sexologist Nikki Goldstein:
Often it’s the people who post the most who are seeking validation for their relationship from other people on social media.
The likes and comments can be so validating that when someone is really struggling, that’s where they get their up from – not the person making the gesture, but what other people will say about it.
It can also be an indicator that one partner is controlling and possessive.
Yeah, I knew those smug cunts weren’t as happy as they appeared to be. Makes perfect sense.
This idea is backed up even further by a recent study at Brunel University. They surveyed 555 Facebook users and determined that those who posted frequently about their romantic partner often had low self esteem. Seems posting on the internet isn’t enough to make you happy and it’s all just image crafting. I would like to say that I think I already had that all figured out, but it’s nice to see academic evidence back it up too.
For more Facebook updates, check out the 8 worst types of Facebook status update. There’s a lot in there.