Bernie Hogan of the University of Oxford’s Internet Institute said in a statement at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society.
He found that more media use in love can be a sign of a strong marriage — but only up until a certain point. There seems to be “a cut-off point” after which the upkeep of so many separate channels gets cumbersome and might undermine relationship ties.
On this Fun Friday..Here is a couple that have obviously reached their breaking point with the use of social media.
Yesterday, I had jury duty. As I settled in for a long day, I of course had to find someone to talk to about what else, relationships.
She began to tell me a story about her friend who was gorgeous, but her self-esteem was low. She had the tendency to choose men that were dismissive and she wasn’t assertive when it came to expressing her needs.
In short, she was content with conversating via text and e-mails.
I immediately asked her, what is he hiding? She didn’t have a real relationship because she couldn’t even talk to him over the phone?
So Strivers, let me ask you? Can you have a real relationship by communicating via text, IM’s and e-mail? Or is it just virtual love?