What Your Smartphone Says About Your Romantic Life – The Digital Life


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re shopping for a new smartphone, be sure to take a look at this interesting survey from the dating website, Match.com.

Thanks to social networking and online dating, our love lives and our digital lives have never been more intertwined. So much so that it is said that 75 per cent of Canadian singles believe e-mail and texting have significantly improved their dating life.

What’s interesting about this report is that when it comes to love, Match.com found a significant difference between the dating behaviours of iPhone, Blackberry and Android users.

“The type of phone a person uses can be a window into their personality,” says Kimberly Moffit, Relationship Insider for Match.com. “More so than zodiac signs or astrology, smartphones are the new way Canadian singles can decode their dating style and determine if they’ve met their match.”

Here is a breakdown of the dating styles, sorted by smartphone:

iPhone Users: The Office Romantic

  • Dating Style Decoded: iPhone addicts are the most likely to date someone in their workplace. Nearly a quarter of iPhone singles have had an office romance in the last five years.
  • Available Evenings and Weekends. After a first date, iPhone users are most likely to wait one day to reach out, while Android or BlackBerry users will wait until after 2-3 dates.

 

BlackBerry Users: The Drunk Dialer

  • Dating Style Decoded: If you’re dating a BlackBerry fan, prepare to imbibe. BlackBerry users are most likely to drink alcohol on a first date – 72 per cent will have a boozy beverage on a first night out.
  • Love at First Byte. A whopping 67 per cent of BlackBerry users say they have experienced love at first sight.

 

Android Users: The Seducer
  • Dating Style Decoded: Android users are most likely to be seduced on a first date. 62 per cent of Android singles say they’ve done the deed after date number one, compared to 57 per cent of iPhone users and 48 per cent of BlackBerry users.
  • Sexual Battery Life. Out of all smart phone users, Android fans are most likely to have a one-night stand (55 per cent).
  • Clicking for Love. 72 per cent of Android fans have visited an online dating site, compared to 58 per cent of iPhone users and 50 per cent of Blackberry users.
For those technophiles embarking on new dates in 2012, Match.com Relationship Insider Kimberly Moffit has developed a guide for navigating the digital dating world.
  • DON’T use your phone on a date. According to Match.com, the number one first date deal breaker for Canadian singles is having your match be distracted by his/her mobile. Show your date you’re invested in getting to know them by granting themyour full attention
  • DO wait before ‘friending’ your date on Facebook. Most Canadians think you should take it slow when it comes to adding a new romance to your social networking sites. You wouldn’t rush into introducing a date to your friends – don’t do it online either. Sometimes being a little mysterious is a good thing.
  • DON’T be scared to dial. Email and text messaging may be modern love letters, but it’s still nice to hear a voice once in awhile. Phone conversations are a great indicator of chemistry, and there’s less likelihood of tone being misinterpreted.  
  • DO try online dating. Over half of Canadian singles have visited an online dating site in the past year. Broaden your horizons and your social network by checking it out.
What category do you fall under, and do you agree or disagree with the results?  Leave a comment below!
Zoomerang conducted the national online survey on behalf of Match.com, surveying 1,068 Canadians from October 13 – 15, 2011.

Repost from CityLine.ca


About Winston Sih

Winston is currently the Digital Media Producer-Correspondent for City television stations across Canada, producing content for the network’s digital properties including Breakfast Television, Cityline, CityNews and Entertainment City. He is also an on-air correspondent for the network’s in-house productions where he can be seen reporting on the latest social news and trends.