Ever wondered why she's so obsessed with likes, particularly, social media? Here's a bit of insight from The Big Guy:
Brain: Receiving a bunch of hearts or a few flattering comments on a photo activates the brain’s reward centers, eliciting a brief burst of happiness. Over time, the brain associates social media notifications with a pleasant experience, which explains why you actively seek out that feeling again. The more validation they’re seeking, the more they will engage with social media, the more time they may be spending on social media, the more time they will spend curating their own life to make sure they’ve got something to post on social media.”
Validation: Compared to spending months toiling over a large assignment at work and receiving praise from your boss at the end of the project or actually making an effort to pursue a man, posting a selfie and racking up likes requires minimal time commitment—and she doesn't have to work hard to be rewarded.
Here's a problem: If she's constantly thinking about how to broadcast and curate her life online for immediate consumption, she will miss the joy in celebrating big milestones with those closest to her, thus making real life connections with someone.
Self affirmation theory: people are highly motivated to think of themselves as good and virtuous. There are six ares in the theory: Social roles, values, group identities, central beliefs, goals, and relationships. Social media covers all six of those; she gets it all in one place...
This could be applied to both men and women, one might say, but we know how much easier women get it online. If she's too much into social media, that's a red flag people.