There are many things twitter can do – from instigating uprisings in Iran to pitchforking the latest transgressor of some unspoken rule of social media etiquette. But did you know twitter could get you laid?
British lovers seduced by tweets
It takes an average of 224 Tweets, 163 text messages, 70 Facebook messages, 37 emails and 30 phone calls, for a couple to fall head over heels in love, according to new research.
In a survey of 2,500 16-45 year olds, tweeting topped the table ahead of texting as the number one method of seduction for the nation’s sweethearts, while the old fashioned phone call was relegated to third place.
The research also revealed that, in the space of a single generation, the average time for relationships to blossom has more than halved.
Who said romance is dead? Study reveals 140-character tweets are now the UK’s favourite way to woo a new partner
The perfect recipe for love used to be eyes meeting across a crowded room followed by hours of scintillating conversation but now it seems that stimulating chats have been replaced by 140-character tweets.
According to a new study, Twitter is now the most common way of winning over a potential new partner and has even overtaken texting and phone calls.
On average, it now takes 224 tweets, 163 text messages, 70 Facebook messages, 37 emails and 30 phone calls to seal the deal.
Such is the power of social media, it seems. Of course, to get on board the Twitter Love-Train, you’ll need a nice new smartphone – fortunately, I hear there are some good deals on that kind of thing these days:
The study, which was conducted by electronics retailer PIXmania, found that within the space of a single generation, the amount of time taken for love to blossom has more than halved…
Ghadi Hobeika, marketing director of PIXmania.com, said: ‘With the nation obsessed with constantly communicating with one another, modern technology is putting the speed into speed dating and encouraging more contact between budding lovers.
‘The days of penning a simple love letter to woo your new beau are over. From flirting on Facebook to teasing on Twitter modern day lovers are increasingly embracing technology to help snare their catch.’
Oh, hey, maybe you can buy social-media-ready smartphones at PIXmania.com! Wouldn’t that be a coincidence!