Social Media is Sexy

Today in statements of the obvious: Matt Lauer is casually hot. It’s snowing in NYC, oh and social media leads to sex.

I love the following quote from the Men’s Fitness study on the matter: “Nearly four out of five women and three out of five men say they believe texting, Facebook and other social networking tools cause couples to jump into bed faster.” It kind of reminds me of the awesome video of Brian Williams making fun of the New York Times story Discovering Brooklyn “Open air markets like Chippewa posts. Young men and women wearing ironic glasses. Artisanal cheeses for sale…on the street!”

The idea that technology gets you laid certainly isn’t breaking news for the techromance audience. Technology moves at lightning speed, putting the world (of dating) at our fingertips and giving suitors a more efficient means of getting ROI on their efforts. Just think of the effort it takes to call someone and set up a date — getting up the balls, figuring out what you are going to say, doing it, then following through on the plan. Or you can group text 3 people you are “talking to” simultaneously and see who’s up for a night cap at your place after you’ve combed through the bar for potential prospects and landed on nada after seeing them with the ugly lights on. Please note: Nada is NOT a hot exchange student.

That being said there are some “findings” in the study that are particularly amusing — see my notes alongside of them in red.

1. Texting is the No. 1 way lovers stay in touch, the survey found, with men texting 39 percent more often than phoning and women 150 per cent more. (Women somehow think that by texting they are adhering to the age old rule that they shouldn’t call a guy…newsflash ladies, texting is the new calling)

2. Even before the magic begins, 70 percent of women and 63 per cent of men use Google and other online tools to screen potential dates. (Males are inferior to females because there is a higher percentage that cannot work the internet)

3. Once the relationship clicks, 72 percent of women report scouring a current partner’s ex-girlfriends’ Facebook pages. (Scouring should be replaced with saving the image to her desktop and circulating it to her friends on email and asking “is she hotter than me?”)

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About the Author,

Adrianna Giuliani is a techromance blogger and writes about how technology creates, crumbles and confuses modern relationships. She is repped by Hannah Gordon at Foundry Media and is working on a book proposal titled Great Textpectations, a collection of short stories and musings about dating in a post Sex and the City era.