How Much Is Too Much When Sharing Romantic Details On Social Media?by Jillian Lucas on September 20, 2012
The ever-thinning line between reality and the internet has never been more apparent than now. Things that we never thought we’d actually want to DO online, can be done. But still, the biggest debacle involving online social media trends leans towards how much people in relationships post about their life.
Zoosk did an interesting series of surveys and concluded that people actually do care about what they’re posting on social media sites, especially when they’re in a relationship.
It’s even more common, at 60% of Americans, that people in relationships will tend to be more cautious about what the reveal via social media when they are connected to their co-workers. It seems like being Facebook friends with that random dude from HR may not be a bad move just because he Pokes you all the time.
Being heckled by co-workers on the daily is rough as it is, but throwing in a different level by sharing personal, intimate details about your love life is a whole other monster. The surveys also revealed that 64% of Americans would be more apt to sharing romantic details via Facebook if they were not friends with their colleagues.
While romantic social statuses like breakups and first dates are being shared via social media are becoming less common when one is internet friends with a boss, virtual romance is still alive and well. The Zoosk surveys found that while “81% of couples say they use technology to interact with each other”. Though technology, in this sense, includes Facebook and Twitter with methods such as texting or email, 78% of Americans would prefer a romantic text from their lover as opposed to an “affectionate Facebook post or Tweet”.
So the silver-lining to all of this is that it seems that couple on Facebook may disappear when each prospective member reaches the stage of virtual friends with their coworkers, but I’m unfortunately dubious about the Adele song lyrics will disappearing any time soon.