Really want to know the truth about someone's past relationships? All you need to do is pay closer attention to their Facebook 'interests'.
A new study suggests that the more interests someone lists on Facebook, directly links to how many ex partners they've had.
Even though the relationship is over, the research says we carry certain things on into the next phase of our lives – like a love for Strictly or an obsession with Bubble Tea.
'I began wondering if we ever truly cut ties with someone when we break up,' explains the study's author Assistant Professor Christopher Carpenter from the Western Illinois University Department of Communication.
'We might not see that person anymore, but when we develop a relationship with someone, we take on some of their interests and traits and, in many cases, hang on to them long after we break up. Facebook offered a unique way of examining the extent to which those traces of past relationships remain in our profiles.'
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