Coffee Club: Are You a Different Person Online?

Published 02/27 2014 08:04AM

Updated 02/27 2014 08:15AM

If you are a woman trying to dig deeper into your significant other's brain, a new study says it might be a good idea to turn to his social media pages.

It's been said that men have trouble sharing their thoughts and feelings out loud.  But turns out they may not have this same hesitation online.

A study by the Pew Research Center found that women and men both participate in sharing over social media to nearly the same amount -- 71% of women and 62% of men.

But that sharing takes different routes when taken off line.

Time Magazine talked to the experts who said that while women are comfortable sharing feelings face to face, men are less likely to.

One psychologist said this may be because sharing digitally is a less threatening form of communication -- it gives an illusion of security for those who may feel vulnerable sharing their thoughts face to face.

And, according to the study -- 74% of couples say the internet has influenced their relationship in a good way.

So perhaps all of our social media sharing is not a bad thing after all?

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