It's time to put down your smartphone and connect Although smartphones can make you feel connected to the world at large, they interfere with real human exchanges. A new study from the University of British Columbia looked at the effect of smartphones on face-to-face social interactions and found that people who used their phones while out for … [Read more...] about Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Date Night?
Technology and Relationships
In the world of emotional affairs, Facebook is a major facilitator. Facebook can easily set up real world affairs too. If you’re worried your partner is cheating on you through Facebook, there are some telltale signs. Before you read through them below, consider this finding from a 2014 study of online behaviour: a growing number of divorces cite … [Read more...] about Is Your Partner Cheating On You With Facebook?
Smartphones affect relationships, period. Their convenience and technology may bring a couple together initially, but they can ruin the relationship later, and PPhubbing is a prime example. Phubbing is phone snubbing, ignoring the person in front of you to use your smartphone. “Pphubbing” is phubbing your partner, and it could potentially destroy … [Read more...] about PPhubbing: How This New Trend Can Ruin Your Relationship
Online dating has become such a social norm it seems like meeting a mate by chance in a bar is now the exception. Online dating does work—many successful marriages have started that way—but there is a degree of uncertainty to it. The Internet allows anyone to fabricate a gender, age, location, and appearance. So how do you enter into this realm … [Read more...] about 5 Online Dating Rules to Keep Yourself Safe
Researchers from the University of North Texas have discovered some interesting findings in one of the first studies of the hugely popular dating app Tinder. They found that men who use the app are most at risk for lowered self-esteem. The research findings seem to contradict past research, which has shown that women’s self-perceptions tend to … [Read more...] about Is Tinder Destroying the Self-Esteem of Men?
Monogamy has changed in the 21st Century and couples need to define what monogamy means for them. If you've been following the news lately, you've likely heard the story that the website Ashley Madison was recently hacked. Ashley Madison is a website where people go when they want to have an affair or to organise a secret liaison. Their slogan is … [Read more...] about The New Monogamy: How To Redefine Your Relationship After Infidelity
When it comes to Facebook and relationships, it tends to be true that it's often complicated. Interesting research into the social media network is showing that Facebook is having an impact on our romantic relationships. Facebook can often be the cause of relationship conflict as well as jealousy. Check out the … [Read more...] about Facebook and Your Relationship: It’s Complicated [Infographic]
I have written another article for MindBodyGreen on the topic of Facebook and relationships, which has been shared more than 13,000 times! These days, not a single week goes by in my therapy office without hearing at least one of my clients reflect on how they've been emotionally affected by something on Facebook. As powerful a tool Facebook can … [Read more...] about 5 Relationship Rules for Facebook
Is this new app changing the dating landscape? When now-infamous dating app Tinder made its first appearance, the world clutched its collective pearls and wondered if we had all, finally, gone too far. A far cry from the old “he loves me, he loves me not” dating model of generations past, Tinder promised to cut to the chase by only matching those … [Read more...] about What’s Really Happening with the New Dating App, Happn?
Tinder is a fast-growing, new location-based discovery app that is used for dating. Have you heard of the Tinder App for dating yet? Unlike other online dating platforms like eHarmony, Match.com or OkCupid, there is a particularly simpler aspect to Tinder, without any greater claims of compatibility or profile algorithms. Tinder users are simply … [Read more...] about Tinder App for Dating: Harmless or Harmful?