Cingular Wireless commissioned a survey of adult cell phone users to determine how cell phones have affected their romantic lives and the results are pretty much as expected. Thirty-three percent of people surveyed say they communicate with their date or mate via text messaging in 2007, an increase of six percentage points from last year. Twenty-eight percent of users also report using text messaging to flirt...does that mean people are sending dirty text messages?
Survey Findings Include:
- Thirty-eight percent of respondents said that a date answered his or her wireless phone in the midst of a great dinner conversation while 31 percent said they had done the same
- Twenty-eight percent have used text messaging to avoid long conversations
- Seventeen percent reported that a wireless phone has saved them from an
- Twelve percent have used text messaging news as a conversation starter
with a date or mate
- Eight percent of respondents say they have ended a relationship over
rude/offensive wireless behavior
- Five percent of respondents have called someone else he or she was interested in from a wireless phone while on a date and seven percent reported that their date had done so
- Six percent have judged a prospective date by the phone they use
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Also significant in the survey results, 59 percent of active daters use text messaging to communicate with their dates, while only 30 percent of those who are married, in a committed relationship or not dating do the same with their partners.