Social media campaign helps people stay commited

Social media campaign helps people stay commited

PROVO — Studies show that some colleges are known for their single life but a few students at BYU want to help change that around the nation.

The campaign began as a means to encourage students to date but now includes couples looking to strengthen their marriages.

The Relate Institute is a relationship based research project that started at BYU. It started as a small group effort and has now blossomed into a global outreach program.

Using the hashtag “stay committed”, the campaign shows people how to create or save their relationships. The group’s members have even noticed a change in their own lives.

“We haven’t even been married a year but I just think it is really fun to see other ideas so I hope that it is doing for people what it has in my relationship,” MacKenzie Harris, Relate’s social media specialist, said.

Harris said she features couples and dating tips each week to show the benefits of commitment.

They have regular prize drawings for date nights and have even expanded outside of social media with a speed dating table on Center Street where people can potentially find their soul mate.

She said if they’re single or dating she hopes the campaign helps everyone to one day have a lasting relationship.




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