31 Jan '16, 3am

Too many selfies hurt your relationship, says study

Too many selfies hurt your relationship, says study

The word "selfie " has already been officially added to the dictionary , and the art of taking selfies seems to be ubiquitous with the social media experience these days. The fad might seem innocent enough, but a new study suggests it comes with some real social consequences too. Florida State University researchers Jessica Ridgway and Russell Clayton investigated frequent selfie posters on Instagram, and found that these users often struggled in their relationships despite demonstrating confidence in their body image. Romantic conflicts among heavy selfie posters tended to revolve around jealous arguments and concerns about how much attention others were paying to the pictures. Partners of obsessive selfie posters also tended to spend excessive amounts of time monitoring likes and comments on their lovers' status updates and social media activity, which caused jealous fee...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/too-man...

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