July 19, 2013

How cell phones change dating habits

Casual, easy and non-threatening the simple beauty of text messaging is upending American dating culture. USA Today reports.

quotemarksright.jpgNot since the dawn of the automobile has a technology the cellphone so swiftly and radically changed the way people interact, meet and move forward (or not) in a relationship. Texting has created a new brand of mobile etiquette, and for dating, it has given rise to new ways of flirting and even defining exactly what's going on between two people.

A new survey of 1,500 daters provided to USA TODAY reveals how deeply mobile technology has rocked the dating world.

Among the findings:

-- Approximately one-third of men (31%) and women (33%) agree it's less intimidating to ask for a date via text vs. a phone call.

-- One in four say an hour is the longest acceptable response time to a text to someone you are dating or interested in dating; one in 10 expect a response instantly or within a few minutes.

-- More men (44%) than women (37%) say mobile devices make it easier to flirt and get acquainted.

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