Couples who are active on Twitter are more prone to Twitter-related conflicts, which could lead to infidelity, breakup or divorce.

Researchers said that heavy Twitter use can lead to conflicts and other damaging effects on marriages and romantic relationships.

The study followed up on previous research which showed similar impacts for Facebook and raises questions about whether social networks are bad for relationships.

The findings highlight the need for more study on the effects of social networks on our lives, since social networking is such a new issue.

What about you? Have you ever been tempted online to not just look, but touch?