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Survey: Romantic Text Use On The Rise

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
    uncomfortable date
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  • 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
  • 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.

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kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
Only 28% use text messaging to avoid long conversations? I thought that was the whole point of texting?!?
LizaToad LizaToad 10 years
i send my bf messages all the time! sometimes he'll send me a line from a song we both love :)
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
didn't a text ruin Reese and Ryan's relationship? text flitation is dangerous...especially if you send it to the wrong person.... :rotfl: yes I have stupidly done this before
Tech Tech 10 years
I agree. As silly as sounds, it really does feel great to get a little text throughout the day. Instant smile.
controlledspin controlledspin 10 years
My fiance and I send eachother sweet messages throughout the day while we are at work. It is quicker than a phone call and less distruptive, but yet we can still keep in touch.
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