They surveyed cranky people, and they want you to get off their virtual lawn, and stop making out on social media!
The strange thing about this survey, is I fully expected it to be of old people, who get cranky about the lawn and you making out in public, but oddly, this survey covered all age ranges, and they ALL don’t like it when you get all “schmoopy” up on facebook and twitter.
A new survey asked people if they’re annoyed by virtual displays of affection . . . like couples posting romantic messages on each other’s Facebook walls. And about one in four people say . . . yeah, ‘VDAs’ are annoying.
58% of people say they don’t like when people post about breakups online, and 33% don’t like seeing couples referring to each other by their pet names online.
And only 10% of people say they don’t like it when people use a couples photo as their main profile picture.
Says relationship expert Kate Taylor of match.com:
‘There’s nothing wrong with letting your close friends know you’re happy, but it’s important to keep in mind who you’re sharing it with,’ she said. ‘What might seem a sweet comment in the eyes of you and your friends could come across as sounding unintentionally smug.’
The study also found one in three people say they would rather not see people call their other halves by their pet names on social networking sites.