Romantic Relationship Development in the Age of Facebook: An Exploratory Study of Emerging Adults' Perceptions, Motives, and Behaviors

@article{Fox2013RomanticRD,
  title={Romantic Relationship Development in the Age of Facebook: An Exploratory Study of Emerging Adults' Perceptions, Motives, and Behaviors},
  author={Jesse Fox and Kathleen Marie Warber},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          3-7
        }
}
  • Jesse Fox, K. Warber
  • Published 15 January 2013
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Medicine
  • Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking
Social networking sites are becoming a prevalent form of communication in the escalation of romantic relationships. An online survey (n=403) addressed emerging adults' experiences with Facebook and romantic relationships, particularly a unique affordance of Facebook: the ability to declare oneself as "In a Relationship" and actively link one's profile to a romantic partner's, commonly known as going Facebook official. Results identified common social perceptions of the meaning of this status… 
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