Facebook is turning out to be a best friend to individuals offering joy, entertainment, laughter, advice, recommendations and above all sometimes a characteristic of being a very good listener. But you may be surprised to learn that this new friend of yours knows you more than you could imagine. Yes according to a latest study, the social network may be able to predict how happy you are in your relationships, how satisfied your boyfriend or girlfriend is, when you’re most likely to break up or make things official with someone new and even what songs you’re most likely to listen to when you’re on a hormone high or down in the dumps.
“It’s not official until it’s on Facebook,” this relatively new belief is turning out to be true.
To prove that Facebook shows that people are most ready to start going steady around Valentine’s Day and Christmas, with the beginning of April not far behind. On Feb. 14, new relationships outpace fresh breakups by 49%.
Early spring and the summertime are two of the peak breakup seasons, according to people’s relationship status updates. And people are most likely to broadcast their breakups on weekends from Fridays and Saturdays.
Researchers at University of Wisconsin even found that profile pictures and the presence or absence of the relationship status can predict the level of harmony between two people. Men who post their status as “In a Relationship” rather than leave it blank were more satisfied with their relationships, the Wisconsin researchers found. Women whose profile pictures include their partners were more satisfied.
Take a look at the graphic below to see how much Facebook can reasonably predict about your love life and be amazed.