Survey Results: Your Rules on Dating and Technology

Technology is supposed to simplify our lives, but it seems like cell phones, e-mail and social networks have made our dating lives more complicated. A new book, "The Breakup 2.0," suggested that new technology like social networks and smart phones bring more "traditional" style rules to modern romance, so we got to thinking about our own laws of dating and how they're impacted by the gadgets we use. We asked how you handle Facebook, Twitter and text-messaging invading your relationships. Here are the results of our "Dating and Technology Survey."

Technology is supposed to simplify our lives, but it seems like cell phones, e-mail and social networks have made our dating lives more complicated. After a new book entitled "The Breakup 2.0" suggested that new technology like social networks and smart phones bring more "traditional" style rules to modern romance, we got to thinking about our own laws of dating and how they're impacted by the gadgets we use. We asked you how you handle Facebook, Twitter and text-messaging invading your relationships. Here are the results of our "Dating and Technology Survey."

Orange: Yes, that way all my friends are in the loop (2.4%) Blue: No, that information is too personal for my Facebook or Twitter pages. (89.2%) Purple: I post relationship information on Facebook, but not on Twitter. (7.8%) Red: I post relationship information on Twitter, but not on Facebook. (0.6%)

Orange: Yes (17.4%) Blue: No (82.6%)

Orange: Yes (43.1%) Blue: No (56.9%)

Orange: Yes (46.7%) Blue: No (53.3%)

Orange: I would update it immediately. (12.6%) Blue: I would wait a few days, until I told my friends so they don't find out on Facebook. (25.1%) Purple:I would wait until my ex-boyfriend updates his relationship status. (4.8%) Red: I would not display my relationship status on Facebook. (57.5%)

Orange: Yes, I would be suspicious of their friendship. (35.2%) Blue: No, if they're really still friends, I don't mind that they're Facebook friends too. (64.8%)

Orange: Yes (7.6%) Blue: No (92.4%)

Orange: Telephone calls (79.2%) Blue: Text messages (19.5%) Purple: E-mails (1.3%) Red: Online social networking updates (0.0%)

Orange: Yes, I am insulted if I receive a text message. (17.1%) Blue: No, I don't care if I receive a text message or a phone call. (36.1%) Purple: No, I prefer receiving text messages to phone calls. (2.5%) Red: Maybe, if it were the first time he or she contacts me I'd prefer a phone call. (44.3%)

Orange: Call (63.3%) Blue: Text (36.7%)

Orange: After 9 p.m. (4.7%) Blue: After 10 p.m. (18.9%) Purple: After 11 p. m. (22.3%) Red: After 12 a.m. (54.1%)

Orange: Yes (14.6%) Blue: No (85.4%)

Orange: Yes (18.4%) Blue: No (81.6%)

Orange: Yes (19.0%) Blue: No (81.0%)

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