Social Media has a great impact on relationships today. People look to social media for approval on their relationships. Are they cute enough ? Do they fit the criteria of favorite couple ? Social media also causes a lot of stress on relationship as well. With the privacy of social media now it is impossible not to think about who your boyfriend/ girlfriend is talking to or who pictures they are liking/ commenting on behind their backs. A display of this is the new song that was recently released by Yo Gotti called Down In the DM. This song is a perfect example of how social media causes stress in relationships because as Yo Gotti says, “yeah this your man I hate to be him, it go down in the DM”, meaning that yeah a girl can be in a relationship but if she’s stunning then men will come from any and everywhere to just get a piece of her. Sliding into females’ DMs on instagram is a very common thing now and days.
I have to admit, in my relationship now, I have had a few people hit me up on social media in my messages to talk to me even though they knew I had a significant other. It is a distraction especially if the person is a very attractive person but if a person wants a relationship to work they will make sure that happens no matter how hard it is. Many relationships end quickly because of the unfaithfulness this generation is subject too.