Cyberintimacy: Technology-mediated romance in the digital age

Digital technology has had a transformative effect on our romantic lives. This scoping review reports on measurable outcomes for the three stages of the romantic relationship lifecycle—initiation, maintenance, and dissolution—as described in the peer-reviewed journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

“As our knowledge of human-computer interactions mature, future research could explore the potential of behavior-change interventions specifically designed to enhance cyberintimacy,” state coauthors Ian Kwok and Annie Wescott, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

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