Study: Smartphones Ruin Marriages

Study: Smartphones Ruin Marriages
Fri 14-11-2014

A team of researchers from Oxford University in UK analysed the impact of social networking sites on marital satisfaction.

They closely followed nearly 24,000 married couples in Europe and found that spending more time on social media only helped increase "disappointment and disdain" in couples, IANS reported.

"The more couples read about others' exciting lives on social media, the more likely they were to view their own with disappointment and disdain," the authors noted.

Another study conducted by the University of Missouri in the US found that smartphones helped access social media easily and remain active late into the night, which further affected intimacy between couples, The Daily Mail reported.