Smartphones are changing the way we date.
A new survey of singles done by ChristianMingle.com and JDate.com indicates smartphones play a big role in dating these days. The study claims smartphones have changed communication patterns and created a new dating etiquette.
Nearly all the singles surveyed said they try to keep their smartphones out of sight on a first date, but more than two-thirds admit secretly checking their phones during the date anyway.
More than 75% of singles say they expect some type of communication, including text messages, within 24 hours of a first date and young singles say they expect "instantaneous responses" to their texts from people they're dating.
More than half of the singles surveyed say they have no problem ending a "casual" relationship with a text message. About one quarter of singles say they think it's perfectly fine to break up an enduring exclusive relationship via text.
You can read the entire survey here.
Michael Main is the Managing Editor for NewsRadio 1200 WOAI.
Michael began his relationship with Clear Channel radio at Newsradio 1200 WOAI in 1985 as a writer/reporter and quickly added numerous responsibilities including key roles in producing WOAI's four hour morning drive newscast. He is the first person in the door each morning, if you can call 1:30 a.m. the morning.
Michael is responsible for coordinating much of Newsradio 1200 WOAI's on-air news product and also produces his daily "Cyberstuff" feature focusing on Internet and tech related topics.
Michael's reporting has won him national recognition. Honors he has won over the years include several Press Club of Dallas "Katie" Awards for Best General News story coverage, Best Radio feature, and Best Spot News story, all of which attest to the diversity of his skills.
Michael was an integral team member when Newsradio 1200 WOAI won Edward R. Murrow awards, the most prized awards in broadcast journalism in 1994 and 1996. He's also been honored by the Associated Press, the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism awards, UPI, and the Texas State Network.
Michael is responsible for writing the news product for various news readers on KJ-97 FM, KZEP-FM and Soft Rock 101.9 in San Antonio, and writes and anchors news each morning for Clear Channel stations in Corpus Christi, El Paso, Brownsville and Wichita, Kansas.
Michael is happily married to his wife, Amy. He is the proud stepfather of three grown children and grandfather to one very spoiled grandchild.