virtual relationships in social media

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  • Created by: maisha
  • Created on: 27-03-21 18:06

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  • A virtual relationship is a non physical interaction between two people that communicate via social media
  • Social networking sites have enabled greater access to virtual relationships, with individuals being able to seek and find other people who they share things in common with
  • Online dating also allows sexual minorities to find potential partners and other individuals to exploreand experiment with aspects of their sexuality which they may be unlikely to do in face-to-face relationships
  • Virtual relationships are believed to produce a greater level of intimacy between inividuals, which may be due to a greater level of self disclosure in a shorter period of time 
  • Self disclosure is often greater in virtual relationships due to the anonymity and less fear of personal information being leaked to the indviduals social circle
  • However, the anonymous nature of virtual relationships can lead to some individuals misrepresenting themselves

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