Valentine's Day Text Messaging

The top five online dating sites ranked by visitors, according to a February 2007 comScore World Metrix report, are 1) Yahoo Personals, 2) sites, 3), 4) Spark Networks, and 5)

According to a February 2007 International Communications Research
survey of US adult cell phone users, 33 percent of the respondents said
that they have communicated with their date or mate via text messaging
in 2007, an increase of 6 percent over last year. Twenty eight percent
of users say that they use text messaging to flirt. Some more
interesting stats:

  • 17% say a cell phone has saved them from an uncomfortable date
  • 12% have used text messaging news as a conversation starter with a date or
  • 8% have ended a relationship over rude or offensive cell
    behavior (driving, perhaps?)
  • 5% have called someone else they were interested in from a cell phone
    while on a date, and 7% reported that their date had done so
  • 6% have judged a prospective date by the phone they use

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