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Why people make 'couple photos' their profile pictures, according to psychologists

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It's a social psychology concept and it refers to the phenomenon of "I'm part of a couple!" displays on social media: how romantically involved users present their relationships online (e.g, couple photos, couple related relationships status, mentioning partner in social media posts, etc.)...

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Certain people are more likely to use romantic status displays than others:

  • People who are very satisfied with or committed to their romantic relationship.
  • In-love and with jealousy tendencies people.
  • People with fear of rejection of abandonment.
  • People tha...

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  • Self-perception: when we're in close relationships, we tend to include our partners in our identity ( we may see them as part of ourselves).
  • Self-esteem boost: displaying our relationships status makes us feel good about ourselves.
  • Social protection: w...

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Posting couple photos and other related social media displays influences other people to see the profile owner as more likable and as more likely to be in a satisfying and committed relationship.

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