Dating site OkCupid has discovered a correlation between the amount a man is on Twitter and the length of his relationships
If I was a shrink, I’d be having one of those moments where I’d lace my fingers under my chin and mutter, “Verrrrrry interesting.” That reaction would be of the “huh — that’s so true but I’ve never thought of it” variety. After polling millions of their readers, OkCupid has ascertained that guys who tweet tend to have shorter relationships than those who don’t. I mean, duh squared. A guy who can’t get off his Blackberry long enough to stop sharing his thoughts with the world would be single.
The free online dating site charts the relationship longevity of those who tweet and those who don’t. Although the difference is mild, those who don’t spend all of their free time on their iPhone, Android or computer tend to last one-to-two months longer than those who do.
“Frequent tweeters have shorter real-life relationships than everyone else, probably via some bit.ly hack,” the site says of the 800,00+ people polled, adding, “Unfortunately, we have no way to tell who’s dumping who here; whether the twitterati are more annoying or just more flighty than everyone else.”
I couldn’t possibly weigh in as to whether or not this is fact, but I do know that if I’m out on a date and a guy is paying more attention to his phone than to me — whether it be tweeting or checking emails or texting — there will not be an encore evening out.
True that, ladies, sometimes dates are awful and you’re bored enough to whip out your phone…or wish for a lobotomy. But unless he’s in the bathroom and you can quickly (and covertly) check your messages, put your phone away. FYI guys, that goes for you, too. What could be more important than living in the present and enjoying where you are?