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Valentine's Day & Facebook's impact on dating: Queen's University expert


Queen’s University technology expert Sidneyeve Matrix can talk about the vital role Facebook’s “relationship status” has in today’s social media-savvy dating world.

“Facebook has changed the dating world for a young generation of Romeo and Juliets. Did your new boyfriend buy you flowers or write a poem expressing his devotion? That’s nice – but it’s not real love until he updates his relationship status to publically announce to all his Facebook friends that you are now dating. Today, a romance is official when it appears on Facebook,” says Dr. Matrix.

Dr. Matrix specializes in digital communication, technology and social media. Please note that she is currently in Barrie, Ont.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi (office: 613.533.6000 ext. 77513, michael.onesi@queensu.ca) or Anne Craig (office: 613-533-2877, Anne.Craig@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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