Bad News For Couples Who Like Taking Selfies Together


by Emma Firth |
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Valentine’s Day is less than a month away. And, try as you might, it’s going to be pretty hard to escape the inevitable gushy social media posts with ‘this one’ ‘that one’ and couple's respective ‘bae’s’ on Facebook and Instagram.

We’re not ridiculing romance – but there’s only so much relationship bragging we can take on one feed.

But now, new research has shown that if your prone to posting more than your fair share of loved-up statuses it could be a sign you’re not actually happy in your relationship. Yup, really…

"In my job, I get to see what people post, but I also get to hear what goes on behind the scenes in those same relationships," according to sexologist Nikki Goldstein. "But as I look through my Facebook feed, everybody seems to tell me they're so ecstatically happy."

“Often it's the people who post the most who are seeking validation for their relationship from other people on social media," Nikki told the Daily Mail. "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.” And worryingly, while a simple ‘my man' or 'my babe' caption may appear harmless, Nikki says this could be a sign of possessive and controlling behaviour.

Goldstein suggested that taking a ‘relfie’ ignores the bigger picture: Real Life.

“Couples are taking these photos, straight away putting them online and then watching the likes and comments instead of being with their partners.”

Maybe one reason to take your relationship offline for a few days. Maybe.

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