Facebook & Social Media Takes Over Relationships & Break-Ups, Survey Says

By on November 14, 2011
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One third of users break-up on Facebook than in person.

If this isn’t proof that social media has taken over our lives, you need a reality check. A survey conducted by Lot 42 clearly suggests that social media is not only important in relationships in general, but a whopping one third users actually break up on Facebook, text or e-mail. And that’s just a tip of the iceberg.

45 percent of couples communicate through Facebook messages, while a good 24 % even said that they ask someone out on Facebook. 52 % of people immediately update their Facebook status after a break-up, which is shocking to say the least about the importance of announcing something so private on a public forum that way. There’s a lot of interesting data here that is ripe for some research and insight about the importance of social media in relationships today, but I’ll leave that to you.

What do you think? Do you fit any of these statistics?


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