A new study warns: If someone's flirting with you online, beware—it could ruin your relationship

Two new studies conducted by Prof. Gurit Birnbaum of Reichman University’s Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology reveal that online interactions, such as flirting over chats, can be destructive to a relationship. The studies’ findings show that the potential damage caused by online interactions often occur on the unconscious level and may result in the perception of your current partner in a less appealing light. These feelings facilitate the release of passionate feelings towards people other than your partner—feelings that you may have been better able to suppress in the past.

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