- Match.com surveyed 5,000 single people and asked questions about phone use on dates.
- The results are surprising, with the overall theme being people should keep their phones in their pockets on a first date.
- There was also a question about having sex with robots, because this is 2018 and those questions are relevant now.
Dating can be stressful. Going out with someone whom you barely know has the potential to be a supremely awkward event, whether because of their awkwardness or your own. Not to mention, putting yourself out there to be scrutinized by others can feel unpleasant, because who knows what they are thinking to themselves as you progress through the date.
Well, the information in this article won’t make you feel any better about all that!
Dating site Match.com performs an annual Singles in America Study, and it just published the results from its eighth incarnation, which took input from over 5,000 single people. This year’s study focused a lot on technology, and how tech plays a role in the dating world.
One of the more interesting results from the study is that iPhone users are 21 times more likely to negatively judge Android users they end up with on a date. Comparatively, Android users are 15 times more likely to do the same to iPhone users, so that settles the debate on which subculture is more judgmental towards the other.
To be fair, even having your phone out on a date is cause for judgment, as 58% of respondents claimed they don’t want their date to have their phone face up on the table as they chat. 75% responded they wouldn’t want their date to answer the phone without any explanation, and 66% said “No” to their date texting.
But the absolute scariest statistic in this study is that only 14% of respondents thought that having audible clicks while typing messages on a smartphone was irritating. Only 14%! How could anyone stand that? That number should be at least 90%.
Oh, and one more thing: the survey says that 25% of people would have sex with a robot, but almost half of the respondents said they would consider it cheating. So if you plan on having some hot robot sex, let your date know beforehand. Let us know how that goes for you.
You can read and interact with the results of the survey here.