By Ariell Carter-Cameron
Could unfollowing your significant other on Twitter be a good thing?
A survey conducted by OkCupid that showed “frequent tweeters” usually has shorter real life relationships. They polled their users and those who are active on Twitter everyday are slightly less likely to have successful relationships.
Twitter, the ever-so-popular social media site, can be used for a multitude of purposes. Users can get news updates or keep up with friends and family, but more importantly, they
stalk their significant other.
Now this obviously isn’t one of the more popular uses or one people want to admit to, but I’m sure you know a few people that check their significant other’s Twitter constantly. Thank you, Twitter for being an consistent outlet and allowing people to share what they’re doing and who they’re with all day long.
There is a downside to constant tweeting, though. Many people tweet things they don’t necessarily think or mean. Maybe your boyfriend sent a flirty tweet to some girl he follows, or your girlfriend is tweeting how she saw her future husband on the quad. It’s going to make you angry seeing things like that, but it doesn’t mean that they’re being unfaithful.
Unless you have a really good sense of humor, or you just don’t care, it could be better if you just didn’t see it.
Another big issue on Twitter between couples is subtweeting, which is tweeting about someone without specifically mentioning their name. The worst thing someone can do is vent to their followers about how terrible their significant other is being. All that is going to do is make room for other people to get involved in your relationship. Your boyfriend or girlfriend will see the tweet you made about your latest argument, and they will know it was about him or her, which will inevitably cause another argument.
Keep your arguments and your love business off Twitter. Go to their house, call them, text them, email them, or even FB message them.
Now, Twitter, itself, can’t be blamed for issues in your relationship, it can amplify issues though. Seeing everything your significant other is doing can be aggravating and simply removing yourself from that situation could be your best option to avoid many arguments. Have some face to face time. Confrontation is usually the best way to resolve an issue.