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Are Computers Breaking Our Hearts?

ARE COMPUTERS BREAKING OUR HEARTS? error/error//higdshg of those surveyed. 41% say that time spent on a computer (either by themselves or significant other) is a cause for stress* of those surveyed, 18% "ARGHH!" indicate that their computer has caused more frustration more frequently than their significant other/ spouse* (over the past 6 months) A SUAPRISING PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE AGREE TIME SPENT ON A COMPUTER IS CAUSING STRESS IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP "I have a lot of couples coming to me about issues that cause tension in their relationships-of course, finances and job stress are the usual suspects, but I am also hearing more concern about computers and technology being a source of relationship tension. It is clear that O 45% MALES AGREE 37% FEMALES 45% 50% 37% 36% we need to reconcile how and when we are using computers, and get a better gauge on their impact on our personal relationships." age 18-34 age 35-44 age 45-55 age 55+ high- Young vs. Old Stereotypes** -Dr. John Gray, relationship expert and author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus If you had to choose, what would you say is the gender of your computer?* MALES a 43% 57 low + RESPONDED: SAID FEMALE ee SAID MALE younger older AGE Younger people often thought of as having: > higher skills in computers > lower skills in love Older people often thought of as having: > lower skills in computers > higher skills in love FEMALES 40% 60 RESPONDED: SAID MALE SAID FEMALE **Young vs. Okd Stereotype chart was not part of the survey "It is interesting that both human relationships and computers are similar in that they are both capable of prompting strong, passionate feelings and emotions when things are not going as we like, or expect." 4 VERSUS -Roddy McLean, {COMPUTER} {LOVE} of those surveyed, WHICH HAS CAUSED MORE STRESS LATELY. COMPUTER PROBLEMS OR AN ARGUMENT WITH SPOUSE/ SIGNIFICANT OTHER? say an argument is more 0/ stressful than computer problems' hi in the past 6 months) "YOU OS" 64% FEMALE 58% MALE 72% 67% 63% 50% age 18-34 age 35-44 age 45-55 age 55+ of those surveyed. 27% say that their spouse spends too much time on computer of those surveyed. 21% say that their computer problems (slowness, crashes, freezing) are more stressful than an argument "We're living in a world where most people spend more time with a computer on a daily basis than they do with their spouse or significant other." (in the past 6 months) 22% FEMALE 20% MALE 13% 18% 20% 29% age 18-34 age 35-44 age 45-55 age 55+ -Dr. John Gray "Unlike our relationships with others, often times improving the relationship we have with our computers is as simple as restoring lost performance with a do-it-yourself memory upgrade." Presented by: -Roddy McLean, KONSOURCING This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of from November 30 - December 4, 2012 among 2,691 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Will Ostedt at [email protected] *The numbers are based on a survey of U.S. adults who are married/in a relationship and have a computer SKILL LEVEL

Are Computers Breaking Our Hearts?

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This infographic takes a look at the effects of computers on our relationships.




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