FSU researchers claim excessive selfie posting leads to relationship issues

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Although the front camera showers selfiers of the world with unconditional love, they might find romance in the real world is more than just a battlefield.

According to a recent study by Florida State University researchers, individuals that post more selfies on Instagram have a greater chance of facing conflict and dissolution in their romantic relationships.



Based on a survey of 420 Instagram users, the study claims that jealousy and arguments in a relationship could be a result of an Instagram user's constant selfie posting.

“Although we cannot directly assume cause and effect due to the correlational nature of this study, the results here show that body image satisfaction can be detrimental to Instagram users’ romantic relationships, especially when users’ body image satisfaction is promoted in the form of Instagram selfie posts,” researcher Russell Clayton said in a press release.



Clayton and fellow researcher Jessica Ridgway suggest that Instagram users reduce their selfie-posting behavior in order to prevent negative relationship outcomes.

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