What Does It Mean When Couples Overshare on Facebook?

We all know that couple. The one that uses Facebook to openly declare their love; covering each others’ walls with gushing compliments, cutesy pet names and virtual kisses. Naturally, their online antics might make you wonder if their relationship is really as strong as it seems? You might even speculate that their Facebook behavior is an attempt to make up for real-life relationship shortcomings. But you’d be wrong. At least, that’s what new research from Albright College suggests.

Researchers surveyed volunteers in relationships (from one month to 30 years in duration) about their satisfaction and relationship-based Facebook habits, and they concluded that lovey-dovey couples (those who frequently post couple photos and interact with each others’ walls) are genuinely satisfied with their relationships. It just goes to show that what works for one couple doesn’t necessarily work for another — you have to find what works for you two and stick to it (no matter what other people think).

That being said, if you’re the type of couple that likes to keep your relationship under wraps there are other, more private ways to communicate in cyberspace. For example, our 2life app enables you and your partner to share photos and links, sync calendars and more without your whole social network eavesdropping!

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