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Declaring your relationship on Facebook used to be enough to solidify your online bond with a partner.
Now, couples are forced to navigate the murky waters of Twitter faves, Snapchat streaks, twinstagramming, subgramming, going Instagram official, and more.
As Alana Levinson wrote in Splinter, “A love interest consuming your content is now as perfunctory as opening a door for a woman once was.”
If you really cared about me, the theory goes, you’d care about what I’m up to. Ergo, watch my Stories.
For most people, watching their partner’s Instagram Story is a way to show they care. Whether done consciously or unconsciously, it sends the message that you’re interested in what your significant other is thinking and doing.
“I’ve never been in this situation, but I think if I were dating someone who was as into social media as me and they didn’t rabidly consume all of my content, I would definitely be pissed,” said Molly in New York.
Most partners will begin watching each other’s Stories in the courtship phase of the relationship.