Facebook can get a bad rap on the subject of love and relationships. In fact, just this year a Leeds law firm reported it was found to be a factor in a third of divorce cases. Now, a relationship counselor from New York has told couples that, if they want their love to go the distance, it's time to hit the "Unfriend" button.
Now, it's not because of all those Candy Crush requests, nor the fear that it might promote jealousy. The counselor Ian Keller told PRI that it's all about retaining mystery.
He explained: "I realized for a little while with my own wife that I didn't really want her to be my friend on Facebook. I didn't want all of that extra information. If anything, I wanted less information—I wanted more mystery and more unpredictability
"I didn't want to know that she was posting about being tired or having her third coffee for the day. So I specifically unfriended her during my brief tenure on Facebook. It's something that I do recommend to couples.
"There's something about being in a relationship where you want some unknowningness and some unpredictability."
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.