If you’re not getting any lately, you might want to consider cutting your girl’s DSL line. In a survey done by Intel to find the level of “Internet reliance in today’s economy” (if they called it the “Do people like the Internet more than sex” survey, they probably wouldn’t have gotten funding), they found that most adults rank having net access more important than having sex.
I know what you’re thinking: They’re Intel. They probably surveyed a bunch of cellar-dwelling gamer geeks, but that’s not the case. The survey showed that 46% of women would rather give up sex for two weeks than go without net access. For women aged 18-34 49% would let sex go, and for women aged 35-44 it was 52 percent. Which means TMZ is more interesting to her than a roll with you. Humbling. By contrast, only 30% of guys surveyed, and 39% of those in the 18-34 year-old age group, would forego sheet surfing rather than Internet surfing.
Other findings include:
- 65 percent of adults feel they cannot live without Internet access. To compare, only 39% said they couldn’t live without cable TV, 20% needed to continue dining out, 18% couldn’t stop clothes shopping, and 10% couldn’t give up their gym membership.
- 71 percent said it’s important or very important to have Internet-enabled devices, such as laptops, netbooks and mobile Internet devices that can provide them with real-time updates on important issues including the state of the economy. (Or which celeb checked into rehab.)
- 87% say the Internet has helped them save money.
- 58% of all adults surveyed would rather give up TV for two weeks than give up the Internet for one. (Sure, why not? You can watch TV shows online.)
-91% say the Internet has improved their lives. Of those that said that, 71% say it’s because it allows them to better stay in touch with friends and family. 68% say it helps them shop more effectively, and 47% are better able to manage their finances with online banking and bill pay.
For the full survey results and other info, click here.