Social activities with family and friends via new technologies
Thanks to the immediate communication enabled by new information and communication technologies, interactions with friends and family find themselves also changed. For instance, sharing holiday pictures or videos appear to become a common practice among French: 44 percent of respondents stated in 2017 sharing such content with their family and friends during their vacation when living or seeing something special. On another level, more than 80 percent of surveyed teenagers in France considered that having a smartphone was essential for maintaining a friendly life.
Romantic relationships through the Internet
As of 2019, more than half of French surveyed on romantic relationships declared thinking is was probable to meet one’s soulmate through a dating site or app. Furthermore, online practices seem to not only be used for encountering a partner: more than two thirds of French living in a relationship stated to communicate with their life partner on social networks once to three times a day (message or tag).