About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Number of Interests on Facebook Profile Could Give a Hint Towards Past Romantic Relationships

by Kathy Jones on April 30, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Font : A-A+

 Number of Interests on Facebook Profile Could Give a Hint Towards Past Romantic Relationships

A person's past romantic relationships can be found out through the number of interests listed in his or her Facebook profile, a new study reveals.

WIU Department of Communication Assistant Professor Christopher Carpenter, with his co-author Erin Spottswood (Cornell University), have authored, 'Exploring romantic relationships on social networking sites using the self-expansion model.'

Advertisement

"I predicted this relationship because other research suggested that part of romantic relationship development involves adopting new interests and behaviors from one's partner," Carpenter said.

"I also found that people who report appearing in more photos with their partners on Facebook and who regularly tag their partner in their status updates tend to have closer romantic relationships," he said.
Advertisement

Carpenter said the study's sample included 276 respondents who answered questions about their relationship histories and social networking sites uses, while a subset of the sample (149 participants) answered additional questions about their current romantic partners.

The study is set to be published in July 2013 journal issue of Computers in Human Behavior.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Turmeric: Magic Ingredient to Keep you Healthy in Winter
Top 7 Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
Healthy and Safer Thanksgiving 2021
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
Facebook Lifts Up Your Spirits, Says Study
A recent study suggests that Facebook has the potential to boost your self-esteem and make you feel ...
Facebook Interests Could Help Map Obesity
Areas with a higher percentage of Facebook users with active lifestyle interests tend to have lower ...
Android Software Suite Unveiled by Facebook
A new mobile software suite which makes the social network the "home" of Android smartphones was ......

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use