Those looking for relationship advice often turn to family and friends to help them out of a tough spot. But they are no longer our only go-to resources. Over the years, Google has emerged as a popular option for those seeking answers they feel they cannot find in the real world. Here are the top trending relationship questions of 2017, according to Google.
1. How to make long distance relationships work?
With our education and career choices taking us to all corners of the globe, geographical distance is a major factor in several relationships. Sustaining them is tough too. Turning to Google for advice seems like a popular choice for most.
2. How to change relationship status on Facebook?
In July 2017, there were 2.07 billion monthly active Facebook users. So, this technical query on how to change a relationship status on Facebook on the number two spot makes sense.
3. How to build trust in a relationship?
Trust plays an important role in any relationship. As technology, work stress and lifestyle choices put additional pressure on
couples, more people are seeking ways to build trust and sustain it relationships.
4. What is a poly relationship?
According to Google, the topic of polyamory saw a 130 per cent rise in search frequency in 2017. Not surprising, as this year saw several new types of romances emerge. Naturally then, we were curious about how these relationships worked.
5. How to save your relationship?
Couples fight. It is an inevitable part of any relationship. Resolving conflicts takes effort though. Searching for answers online seems to be the way to go for the average netizen.
6. What is an open relationship?
There are newer ways to live life in 2017. Also, not everyone is looking for what society defines as a traditional relationship. That this question is on the number six spot is further proof of it.
7. How to get over a relationship?
If there are more people getting into relationships, there are more people getting out of relationships. Getting over a breakup is hard and many are searching for advice on how to move on.
8. How to get out of a toxic relationship?
There are several red flags of a toxic relationship – abuse, contempt, passive aggression, stonewalling, etc. Once you identify them, you look for ways to get out. It’s Google to the rescue then.
9. How to know when your relationship is over?
Getting into a relationship is easy. What is hard is to know is when to call it quits. Most prolong an inevitable breakup just because they don’t know if it is time to end things.
10. What does a healthy
relationship look like?
We all want to be with someone who makes us happy and fill us with satisfaction. But, most times, we aren’t even aware of what a healthy relationship is. Googling the characteristics of a thriving relationship is a good place to begin, clearly.