<3 on Facebook is Predictable


As differently as people seem to approach potential relationships, Facebook has revealed that some of our actions are very predictable indicators of an oncoming relationship.

The hints begin about 100 days before the ‘official’ Facebook status change from ‘single’ to ‘in a relationship.’ The two individuals will steadily increase posting to one another’s wall before eventually peaking at about 1.67 posts per day, about 12 days before the relationship begins. Once the status update is made, posts typically start to decline.

This isn’t a bad sign.

“Presumably, couples decide to spend more time together, courtship is off, and online interactions give way to more interactions in the physical world,” said Facebook in an official blog post.

Interestingly, the posts between the two individuals tend to become “sweeter” with more posts containing words such as “love,” “nice,” and “happy.”

Fun fact: Twitter users in Israel seem to be the most in love, say “I love you” more than any other country. Sweden, Norway, Spain and Hungary are the runner-ups.




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