Researchers in the US have found couples who have similar habits when it comes to texting have happier relationships, according to a report by the Daily Mail.
The latest study shows just how important digital technology is when it comes to modern day romance. "One of the most consistent findings in past research regarding communication between partners and relationship satisfaction is that expressing affection promotes satisfaction in couples – both in-person and through text messaging," researchers of the study are quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
Pace University researcher say the texts act has a form of expression or way to remind two people that they are thinking of one another. Happy couples were also found using text messages to express their anger in difficult times.
"These findings suggest that perceived similarity of texting behaviours within couples — both in terms of initiation and content — may have consequences for relationship satisfaction," lead author of the study psychologist Dr Leora Trub, told the Daily Mail.
Relationship counsellors could get couples to work on their relationship in difficult times by changing their text messaging habits.