Social Media

This Valentine’s Day remember – Facebook & Twitter are not romantic #infographic

This Valentine’s Day remember – Facebook & Twitter are not romantic #infographic'

Guys, status updates are not romantic. Seriously, they’re just not (neither are tweets for that matter), so with Valentine’s Day just a week away you better make sure that you have something better planned than a sub 140 character “I love you” tweet.

In fact any form of social networking (also, emails – emails are not romantic; no matter how many animated gif of cats you put in them) is not romantic.

According to the people over at Interflora, who know a bit about romantic gestures, only 1.7% of people they surveyed think that a February 14 status update is romantic. Yet over 13% of people have confessed their love for someone on a social network.

But even though we don’t see status updates as romantic we’re increasingly using modern technology to profess our love.  According to Interflora’s survey three of the top five ways people tell each other that they are in love is through the use of technology. Some 38.1% of people have told someone that they loved them via text message – more than have done so by greetings card (34.4%) and 18.6% of us have emailed someone to tell them that we love them.

Although, just as we love to set up relationships with technology we break things off using the same technology too. Both men and women equally use text messages as the most common method to break off relationships but more men than women will consider dumping their other half on Facebook or Twitter.

Interflora says that about 36% of us have discovered by SMS that we’ve been dumped and 9% of us have been binned by Facebook status update.

So, heed our advice – don’t use social media, or text messages, this Valentine’s’ Day. Go old school, use pen and paper.

Facebook/Twitter and Valentine's day

Facebook/Twitter and Valentine’s day

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Media'

Piers Dillon-Scott is co-editor of The Sociable and writes about stuff he finds. He likes technology, media, and using the Oxford comma (because it just makes sense).

More in Social Media


How Latin America reacts to Paris attacks on social media [Memes]

Tim HinchliffeNovember 23, 2015

Social media news filters dominate content as attention spans decline [Interview]

Emma RosserNovember 18, 2015

The Waiting Game: How People Planned a Night Out Before Smartphones Made Everything Easy

Guest ContributorOctober 29, 2015

A digital ‘magic looking glass’ for sharing updates from social hotspots to the conflict in Ukraine

Craig CorbettOctober 26, 2015
Modern business concept

Is Social Media Marketing Effective? Maybe Not As Much As You’d Think

Guest ContributorOctober 22, 2015
Twitter laptop

Twitter’s advice to marketers, “push while the door is open”

Piers Dillon ScottOctober 30, 2013

Facebook warnings everyone should know

Antonie GeertsOctober 29, 2013
sockies - Irish Social Media Awards

All the winners from the 2013 Irish Social Media Awards #sockies13

Piers Dillon ScottMay 30, 2013
Irish Social Media Awards

YouTube and HubSpot to award the best of Ireland’s social media #sockies

Piers Dillon ScottMay 13, 2013