Researchers from Florida State University in US have found that the more selfies an individual posts on the social media site Instagram, the greater the likelihood he or she might experience romantic relationship conflict and dissolution.
With an online survey of 420 Instagram users between the ages of 18 to 62, the researchers found that Instagram selfie posting is associated with and predicted by an individual's overall body image satisfaction.
This means that those who think they look good are more likely to post selfies, researchers said.
However, Instagram selfie posting behaviours were found to be associated with increased Instagram-related relationship conflict.
The researchers defined Instagram-related conflict as jealousy and arguments occurring due to either or both partners' Instagram selfie posting behaviours.
Instagram-related conflict was found to be associated with increased negative romantic relationship outcomes, which were defined as emotional or physical infidelity, breakup and divorce.
The findings were published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking.


Latest News from Lifestyle News Desk