Couples who post about their relationship online are annoying, but we might need to cut them a little slack because they’re not as happy as they seem. If you’re in a relationship, and you’re truly happy about it, you won’t blow up everyone’s news feeds because of it.
Why? Well, there are several reasons. First of all, researchers from Albright College discovered that people post about their relationship to brag about it, and also to keep tabs on the partner’s activities in an effort to end their fear of rejection.
That means when someone posts about their significant other sending them flowers at work, they’re actually just trying to make themselves feel better because they’re insecure.
Another obvious one: if you’re so in love with someone, you’re probably going to want to spend time with them instead of online making everyone envious. Imagine that. For some people, posting about their relationship is more fulfilling than the actual relationship itself.
There you have it: next time you see that really annoying couple post a selfie, you’ll know the true feelings behind it. If you are one of those people, put down your phone and spend some quality time with your significant other for God’s sake!