The question posed by the researcher was: will watching a lot of these shows increase the perception that you have attractive alternatives to your partner?And will that perception reduce your relationship commitment?
Existing research surrounding this medium has included the use of texting in workplace and organizational settings or the sociolinguistic effects of the text message.
Texting is a relatively new medium, and there is an absence of rules and guidelines for interaction.
This absence of expectations may ultimately cause conflict or disappointment in relationships, specifically those romantic in nature.
We can’t blame TV writers and producers for our relational commitments.
It’s actually our belief in the accuracy of the romantic portrayals on TV that does the most damage.