I love to share photos of Travis and I on my facebook (and virtually all other social media accounts.) Last week I ragged on Travis for not ever talking about us online. I know we are both grown ass adults, but I saw a friend of mine refer to his 'beautiful' and 'lovely' wife a few times when he shared photos of them together and it made me both Awwww and Hmmmm (why doesn't Travis do that?)
I already knew the answer before I brought it up. He doesn't update his account very often so when he does it's usually when something awesome just happened (like his first day of flying last month or winning 1st place in his age group at the 5k!) so pictures of us just sitting in bed watching movies on a Sunday don't usually make the cut. Does this mean anything about the state of our relationship? Am I reading into things?
Yes and Yes.
Research has found that couples in a 'facebook official' relationship are more satisfied than those who chose not to broadcast their relationship. Satisfied couples are also more likely to use a photo of themselves as their profile picture, and to post couple photos and affectionate comments on their own and their partners timelines. Those least satisfied in their relationships are more likely to keep their relationships private.
I sent the article to Travis ans his response was "what are you trying to tell me?" I know it's silly, but I do think it's super sweet when he says anything about us online. It shows me that he's proud of us, and that he's as excited as I am to show off what we have. Not all personalities are the same though and I don't think his lack of cutsey couple photos means he's not as into me as I am. He's just not that kind of guy.
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Do you agree with the research findings? Are you more public, or private, about your relationship on facebook?