Digital Love

Once upon a time, the question was “How long have you two been dating?’. Now it’s “How long have you two been Facebooking?”. Information technology is the new cupid and it’s here to stay.

Four out of five women and three out of five men believe texting, Facebook and other social networking tools cause new couples to jump into bed faster, a survey claims.
Thirty-eight per cent of women say they have actually slept with a date sooner because of so-called ‘digital intimacy’.

Use of social media via smart phones and laptops are the new toys that lead to the bedroom, the researchers claim.

Clinical psychologist Dr Belisa Vranich said: ‘The texting and all the social networking that’s happening create anticipation.

‘If your goal is to have sex, texting is actually helpful for that because it makes the correspondence between people sort of more titillating.

‘It also gives the false impression that you’ve actually been together for a longer amount of time, so it’s actually OK to have sex quicker.

‘You may have gone out once or twice, but since there’s been so much exchange, either in texting or Facebook, it feels longer.

‘It actually feels like its been longer than just two dates.’

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