Soppy lovebirds who take to Twitter and Facebook to announce their love
are a big turn-off for 50 percent of users of the social networking
sites, a new UK study has found.
New data revealed that virtual
displays of affection are the ultimate romantic faux pas of the Internet
social media age and many users admit to feeling annoyed or embarrassed
According to a UK-based dating website match.com, the
digital era's way of demonstrating one's love a little too openly
annoys or embarrasses nearly half of users.
Researchers show while
these messages may be relished by the couples involved, they dont auger
well with others, the 'Daily Express' reported.
As many as four
in 10 participants were left cringing after seeing friends exchanging
overly-romantic or flirtatious messages with their partners online.
a third of them said they are bombarded with comments or wall posts
about a painful breakup - with the majority saying they would rather not
know, the report said.
While a third of users preferred not to
see people call their partner by a pet name, many users just don't feel
comfortable with friends using public social media sites to share
intimate details of their love lives, research suggests.
some aspects of intimacy don't bother users at all, with 90 per cent of
those asked in the survey admitting they had no objections to a shared
profile picture of a friend and their partner.