It may give your Facebook news feed a toothache from the sweetness, but a new study by Western Illinois University says that couples who Facebook each other are happier in real life. They also say the converse is true; less online interaction means not as happy offline.
According to the Daily Mail, Professor Christopher Carpenter says that people who regularly tag pictures of their spouse, interact, and post status updates report having closer romantic relationships.
Facebook already runs a thin line in relationships where a partner can become jealous of the interactions their partner has on the social media site. Carpenter says that when someone regularly tags their partner in pictures and posts, then the partners aren’t as jealous of interactions with others.
While some of us aren’t big fans of our friends filling our news feed with pictures and “I love you snookums!” posts, at least it’s a sign that your friends and family are happy in their relationships.