According to a newly released survey, if you want to get her to agree to open the gates to her Garden of Earthly Delights sooner, you can forget expensive gifts, reservations at fancy restaurants, and even flat out begging. Instead, you might want to try texting. Or Facebook.
1,200 adults took part in the 3rd annual sex survey conducted by Shape and Men’s Fitness magazines, and almost 80% of the women and 58% of the men said they believe that texting, Facebook, and other social media sites can cause couples to end up in bed more quickly than if they hadn’t been communicating with these tools.
How close were they to being right? 38% of the female respondents said that they have actually slept with a guy sooner than they normally would have, just because of their social media flirting.
And texting seems to be the flirt weapon of choice. Men say they text 39% more than they call, while women turn to typing over talking 150% more often.
It also seems social media isn’t just for use after the date’s been made. 65% responded that they had been asked out by text message and 49% made the date over Facebook.
And once the digital connection has been made, some resort to a mild form of social media stalking… 70% of women and 63% of men admitted to checking out their dates’ backgrounds using Google and other online tools. Another whopping 72% of women also confessed to pouring through their new guy’s ex-girlfriend’s Facebook page.
But does face to face communication reign when it’s time to end the relationship? Not always. 43% of women and 27% of men said they have been dumped via text, rather than in person.
And a side note: The addiction to texting doesn’t seem to have any bounds for some of the respondents. 5% admitted that, even in the midst of some serious boot knockin’, they would still stop to see who was texting. Fortunately only 1% said they would stop to answer the phone.