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Has Tech Ever Gotten in the Way of a Relationship?

Master masturbator John Mayer has a new interview out in none other than Playboy. In it, the infamous singer explains that the "pearl of possibility that lives in your heart when you meet somebody you want to know more about has such a different molecular density than everything else that you have to pursue it."

Huh? While I doubt many of us can relate to that quote, which sounds like a discarded lyric to me, John's thoughts on tech are a bit more familiar. When discussing his relationship with Jennifer Aniston, John said:

"There was a rumor that I had been dumped because I was tweeting too much. That wasn’t it, but that was a big difference. The brunt of her success came before TMZ and Twitter. I think she’s still hoping it goes back to 1998. She saw my involvement in technology as courting distraction. And I always said, 'These are the new rules.'"

Be it a video game obsession, social network jealousy, or a penchant for oversharing a la John Mayer, technology does present a whole new set of obstacles for a couple. But it can also bring two people closer together. Has technology ever come between you and a mate?

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Frenched Frenched 6 years
I think there will be a point in John Mayer's life when he'll look back and realize what a huge douchebag he has been.
mix-tape mix-tape 6 years
Yes, but I was dating someone my age who had not yet matured beyond video games. I called Call of Duty 4 his mistress because he logged more time playing it on Xbox than he did with me. It was bad, real bad. Never again will I date someone who spends more than 2 hours a week on that.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 6 years
he hates anything on line
betty-kraker betty-kraker 6 years
he hates anything on line
ladyv ladyv 6 years
We manage! ;)http://www.geeksugar.com/Veronica-Belmont-Ryan-Block-Interview-GeekSugar-7260856
ladyv ladyv 6 years
We manage! ;) http://www.geeksugar.com/Veronica-Belmont-Ryan-Block-Interview-GeekSugar-7260856
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
Ugh, yes. I honestly would sometimes like nothing more than to throw my boyfriend's computer out of the window. He loves gaming, and it's such a chore to try to get his attention sometimes, and seems to get in the way of him motivating himself sometimes. I seriously hate it.
lilegwene lilegwene 6 years
Ughh.. I really dislike John Mayer.Anyhow, our bedroom is "tech free." That isn't a result of anything, we just agreed that the bedroom is for cuddling and sleeping. As for everything else... like skigurl said I think you just have to be on the same page. If one person is obsessed with updated their facebook and the other doesn't even have a facebook page, there will probably be some issues.
lilegwene lilegwene 6 years
Ughh.. I really dislike John Mayer. Anyhow, our bedroom is "tech free." That isn't a result of anything, we just agreed that the bedroom is for cuddling and sleeping. As for everything else... like skigurl said I think you just have to be on the same page. If one person is obsessed with updated their facebook and the other doesn't even have a facebook page, there will probably be some issues.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
technology can really help but it can also hurt a relationship i haven't been affected recently and never with my current bf (thankfully we both have similar views on technology...we both hate video games, use facebook minimally - i usually only use it at work, don't twitter, and don't text to the point that it's rude to the other person) ... however back in the day with my ex in school, i picked up on a few things via MSN messenger that taught me about his cheating ways...not that that "got in the way" of our relationship but it definitely affected it (for the better when i think about it now)but i'd be pissed if a guy were addicted to anything technological at this age though!
skigurl skigurl 6 years
technology can really help but it can also hurt a relationship i haven't been affected recently and never with my current bf (thankfully we both have similar views on technology...we both hate video games, use facebook minimally - i usually only use it at work, don't twitter, and don't text to the point that it's rude to the other person) ... however back in the day with my ex in school, i picked up on a few things via MSN messenger that taught me about his cheating ways...not that that "got in the way" of our relationship but it definitely affected it (for the better when i think about it now) but i'd be pissed if a guy were addicted to anything technological at this age though!
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