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I <3 U: What IMs say about your relationship

Written By: Youki on January 28, 2009 1 Comment

from msnbc.com:

I <3 U: What IMs say about your relationship

Study: Words that flow from our fingers could say more than we think

The words that flow from our fingers to loved ones could say more than we think. The more frequently women use the pronoun “I” in their instant messages (IM), the more satisfied they are with their partners, a new study finds.

The guys also reported higher satisfaction in couples where the gal used “I” a lot in IMs.

While past psychological studies have analyzed couples and their communication techniques in lab settings, the new study, published last month in the journal Personal Relationships, relied on real-life scenarios.

“Instant messages are a great way to get at how people communicate in the real world,” said lead study researcher Richard Slatcher of UCLA.

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ok now repeat after me: “I love going to FIT!

oh and for anyone curious, “<3” is a sideways heart.  Or a double scoop of chocolate ice cream on a waffle cone.  Whichever works better.

 

(I’m kidding about the ice cream part, I don’t want to get anyone in trouble.  “hey friend, want to go out for some <3?”  “I didn’t know you felt that way about me!”)

 

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One Response to “I <3 U: What IMs say about your relationship”

  1. Usree Bhattacharya on: 28 January 2009 at 9:02 am

    I <3 this post!

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