Social media has created an ideal image of what a successful relationship looks like especially through celebrity couple’s. Individual’s view these images and the lifestyles portrayed and aspire to have what they see.
Everyday I scroll through Instagram and also various other social media platforms and one of the most popular hash tags I see is #Relationship goals😍😍. This hash tag is posted under a picture such as of a couple’s marriage and more recently images that show a couple holding hands or sharing a kiss. My immediate thought is number one why would you want to mirror another individual’s relationship and secondly what makes you believe that the happiness you see in the particular image is also this couples reality. “People only show you what they want you to see” and what they believe will be popular to the masses.
Although this tends to be a caption frequently posted on celebrities pictures it is becoming more and more common to see it on a individual’s post who would be considered to be normal everyday people. What people fail to realise is that when these individual’s post these types of images and receive attention and this hash tag under an image they share, they simply continue to post these sorts of images to keep you engaged. They show you exactly what they know you want to see and what will get a popular reaction.
My opinion is that one should not strive to have or focus on what others have.
The uniqueness and individuality of ones relationship is what makes it special. Social media is not reality and most of what people do is to gain followers and to get noticed. I am not suggesting these individual’s do not have a great relationship but not everything you see is really what it seems. I would love to know what your views on this are.