Social networking sites offer fertile ground for checking in on past relationships, and also for posting updates about current ones.
Today six out of every ten Americans use social networking sites (SNS) such as Facebook or Twitter, and more than half are smartphone owners.
In this chapter, we examine some of the ways in which mobile phones and social networking sites are impacting the world of dating and relationships.
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Text messaging is now used by eight in ten cell owners, but voice calling is still the preferred method for asking someone out on a date—if only by a modest margin.
We asked cell phone owners with recent dating experience whether they had ever asked someone out on a date using their cell phone and found that: Younger adults (those ages 18-29) and those in the next age group (ages 30-49) are equally likely to have asked someone out of a date with a voice call.
11%) but otherwise this behavior is relatively consistent across demographic groups.
Dating and relationships can produce negative or distressing consequences: Flirting can become uncomfortable, or relationships themselves can end and necessitate a cutting off of contact between parties.
The technological landscape has changed dramatically since we first studied dating and relationships in the fall of 2005.