When you think about it, Facebook is really its own social media tabloid.
Like the paparazzi, your friends are snapping embarrassing picture that you may or may not remember, exploiting those photos for a payoff rich in commentary. And that’s not to mention the overabundance of shared stories and links.
But the closest link between the social network and the latest issues of Us Weekly and National Enquirer has to be the public airing of relationship news, gossip, hook-ups, and break-ups.
According to this infographic, about 60 percent of Facebook users set a relationship status to their profile, of which 24 percent are listed as “in a relationship,” 5 percent are “engaged,” and 31 percent married.
And while we’re so quick to broadcast our personal affairs, has anyone ever questioned how these constant updates might be affecting their relationships?
Think about it.
How many of your exes are you still “friends” with? Has that ever caused jealousy in a subsequent relationship? Do you stress at night over a former flame’s profile, angst-stricken that they’ve moved on while you have not?
Face it; the amount of time you spend on that damn social network could be the root cause of all those problems affecting your personal life.
And this is why you’re single.
(via Daily Infographic)