The present study examines the variables of gender and relationship status as a function of one component of Facebook activity, viz., the percentage of birthday greetings a Facebook user received. Information regarding birth date, relationship status (single or in a relationship) number of friends, and number of birthday wishes received were obtained from the profiles of 200 Facebook users, 100 men and 100 women. Results were significant for both variables ofgender and relationship status. Specifically, women in a relationship received the most greetings, paired males received the second most greetings, followed by single females and the recipients of fewest greetings were single males.

 

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