When I was married to wife #2, she used to complain that me being on Facebook drove her crazy. She didn’t like me sharing as much as I did (me, overshare? WHAT?!). She didn’t like worrying about my interactions with other women (not that I gave her any reason to worry). And she didn’t like how much time I spent on the site (okay, I may have spent a little too much time on it).
There is no doubt that love, marriage, dating, and relationships in general are affected by Facebook more often than any of us would care to admit. Or at least more often than I’d care to admit. A couple weeks ago I was on a first-date with a woman who told me she didn’t have a Facebook account. As weird as it seemed, that was a bit of a turn-off for me as I like those glimpses into the lives of others, especially during the get-to-know-you stage.
Which is why when I came across the infographic below, I got sucked in. And hard.
There is so much interesting information about Facebook and relationships here. If the whole dynamic fascinates you the way it does me, I bet you’ll enjoy this. Thanks to AllFacebook.com who gave permission to share this with all of you. Of course, this has Pinterest written all over it (are we Pinterest pals yet?).
Of course, lots of it is self-explanatory and given. Some of it wasn’t, though.
I’m really curious… Do you think Facebook affects relationships? Have you seen it help or hurt relationships? Do you think people spend too much time on it, or do you think filling a social need is important?
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing