How Television Affects Our Relationships

September 23, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

We’re immersed in a media crazy culture. Could this be affecting our romantic relationships? The Taylor & Francis group reported on a study that suggests that the answer is yes:

  • Individuals who think that television portrayals of romance are realistic are less likely to be committed to their own relationships.
  • This also affected how they viewed the ‘cost’ – or the lost time and freedom – of the relationship. Those who believe in TV romances believe that the cost of their relationship is high.
  • This is concerning because several of the most popular TV shows this year have had important romantic threads.

Read more about the methodology of the study as well as what the author has to say about it over here.

Source: AlphaGalileo Foundation