Couples, the Internet, and Social Media

Couples, the Internet, and Social Media. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Amanda Lenhart and Maeve Duggan. February 11, 2014.

As technology becomes more deeply integrated into people’s lives, couples are feeling both the positive and negative effects of digital communications tools in their relationships. Fully 27% of online adults who are married or in committed relationships say that the internet has had an impact on their relationships; and a majority of them say that impact has been positive. However, technology is also seen as a negative source of distraction in some relationships; 25% of cell owners in serious relationships say the phone distracts their spouse or partner when they are alone together. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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