Rogers survey reveals that people are hooking up and getting dumped via phone and text

Between January 13th to January 23rd 2012 Rogers and Angus Reid surveyed “1,403 randomly selected adult Canadians” who owned “a smartphone or tablet and use texting, social networking, video calling, email, instant messaging, or BBM”. The goal was to find out if the “passion for gadgets and social media hurt human interaction or improve it?”. Here’s what they found:

– 25% say the use of technology to stay connected keeps their relationship exciting
– Quebecers were the highest with 31% agreeing with the above statement
– 18-24 year olds spend 2.5 hours/day using tech to communicate to their boyfriend/girlfriend
– 48% of those surveyed have been asked out over the phone
– 18% of those surveyed admitted to being dumped over the phone
– 31% of 18-24 year olds surveyed said they’ve been asked out via a social networking (Facebook)
– 60% of 25-34 year olds surveyed have been asked out over the phone
– 27% of 18-24 year olds think it is fine to ask someone out on a first date through a text message
– 40% of 18-24 year olds say they’ve been asked out in a text message
– 12% of those surveyed have been dumped via text message

So there you have it… happy Valentine’s Day!
Source: Rogers