Research suggests that couples who constantly post on social media might actually be insecure 6 months ago

Research suggests that couples who constantly post on social media might actually be insecure

Always seeing the same couple sharing stuff on social media?

One expert believes couples who take to social media to share soppy statuses and relationship updates may be seeking validation from others.

You might have noticed an influx of relationship posts over Christmas and sexologist Nikki Goldstein says Valentines Day usually encourages this type of behaviour too.

Yeah, the 14 February is around the corner and you're probably going to see a lot more of those social media posts.

Now, don't get me wrong, sometimes it's nice to show affection and I definitely do so but sometimes it can get a bit much and do you really have to share every single detail?

Nikki believes that in some cases, this behaviour is often more about the reactions of others rather than making the person's partner happy.

In conversation with Daily Mail Australia, she said:

"In my job, I get to see what people post, but I also get to hear what goes on behind the scenes in those same relationships.

"But as I look through my Facebook feed, everybody seems to tell me they're so ecstatically happy".

The resulting likes and comments from couple photos and statuses are what Nikki terms "validating" and if someone is struggling in a relationship, this can make them feel better.

She also said that people can focus too much on the 'perfect photo', with filters and hashtags and then, they forget about why they're taking the photo in the first place.

Think about it, sometimes the filter, the location, the caption, all of these variables are given a lot more thought, time and effort than the actual people in the photo and that's a bit crap really isn't it...

While it's obviously not true in every case, it's food for thought nonetheless and Nikk's words are sure to have many people discussing their various opinions on the subject.