Recently, Reuters revealed the results of a survey that showed that almost four out of five women, and three out of five men feel that social networking (whether it be Facebook, Twitter or others) will cause couples who could be strangers to jump into bed together much sooner than they would have normally. The third annual sex survey involved twelve hundred men and women, of which thirty eight percent of the women said that they have actually climbed into bed with a new partner sooner because they had felt an intimacy with them beforehand, through social networking.
The survey was conducted by ‘Shape’ and ‘Men’s Fitness’ magazines. Texting is said to now be the number one way in which couples now stay in touch with each other. Men will text thirty nine percent more than talking on the phone, and women text one hundred and fifty percent more than chatting via phone. Seventy percent of both men and women use social networks to screen potential dates.
As a side note, texting is also said to be the new way to break up as well. Since relationships are starting via text messages, it is considered okay to end them the same way, with forty three percent of women, and thirty seven percent of men getting that one tiny message that says it all, “It’s not you, it’s me.”