Disappointing Research Reveals All Those Selfies You’re Taking May Destroy Your Love Life
In what may be the worst development that could possibly happen in our technology-driven and vanity-filled world, researchers have found out that taking selfies can harm your romantic relationships.
According to a new study from Florida State University, “researchers have discovered the more selfies an individual posts on the social media site Instagram, the greater the likelihood he or she might experience romantic relationship conflict and dissolution.”
Communication professor Russell Clayton, who helped with the study, looked at a pool of 420 Instagram users between the ages of 18 and 62 to reach the conclusion:
Although we cannot directly assume cause and effect due to the correlational nature of this study, the results here show that body image satisfaction can be detrimental to Instagram users’ romantic relationships, especially when users’ body image satisfaction is promoted in the form of Instagram selfie posts.”
The long and short of it? The people who like how they look are more likely to post photos of themselves for all to see. And that can result in trouble with their significant others, mostly due to the fact that boyfriends and girlfriends may get jealous of all the attention other people are paying them.
The study’s authors recommend people consider posting fewer photos of themselves in the hopes it can prevent chances of trouble developing between partners.