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a wife charts her 6 year relationship via text messages

From date 1 to 6th year of their marriage, Alice Zhao,  a scientist, analyzed her 6 year relationship by charting their text messages.

As you can see from this text word cloud that she put together, it shows texts at the beginning of the relationship describing  feelings for one another, and  now,  where texting is used to confirm plans.

“We’d often message the other person to see what they were doing, or tell them that we were thinking of them. As a married couple, since we’re together all the time, we set up date nights and say sweet things to each other in person, so texting is mostly used to confirm logistics or share random thoughts.”

Zhao created this experiment as a 6th year anniversary gift for her husband, and is overwhelmed by the viral response.




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