Been through a break-up recently? Chances are you're keeping tabs on your ex via Facebook –– and they're probably doing the same to you.
A new Canadian study found that 88 percent of people who went through a break-up in the past year "creeped" on their ex's Facebook page.
Veronika Lukacs, from the University of Western Ontario, asked 107 people who had split with a partner in the past 12 months to fill out a questionnaire about their post-relationship Facebook behaviour. All participants were aged between 18 and 35.
"I wanted to see how breakup distress is related to Facebook use," Lukacs told Canadian news site Niagara Advance.
She found 48 percent of people remain Facebook friends with their ex after they break up and 74 percent had tried to creep on their ex's new partner.
Of those who were no longer Facebook friends, 70 per cent admitted using a mutual friend's profile to check on their ex.
"The more surveillance there was, the more distress there was, but it's difficult to say why," Lukacs said. "Does surveillance make you more distressed, or are you distressed so you do more surveillance? My hunch is that it's a bit of both."