27 Apr '11, 4am

Smartphones: Bad for your relationship?: Duo asked 294 unmarried people aged between 20 and 39 years old how sma...

Smartphones: Bad for your relationship?: Duo asked 294 unmarried people aged between 20 and 39 years old how sma...

SMARTPHONES, with more than 10 million users in South Korea, are changing the dating culture of people in their 20s and 30s, a survey conducted by marriage consulting agency Duo showed. Duo asked 294 unmarried people aged between 20 and 39 years old how smartphones affected their relationship with their boyfriend or girlfriend. A whopping 79.6 per cent of those surveyed said smartphones affected their relationship in some way. The three best advantages of smartphones for their relationships listed were: saving on phone bills by using free texting services, at 41.5 per cent; greater accessibility to information on dating places such as restaurants, at 29.7 per cent; exchanging messages whenever and wherever, at 20.8 per cent. Free texting services or phone calls definitely save phone fees and make it easier for young couples to exchange messages or make calls, said 25-year-...

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straitstimes.com 26 Apr '11, 1pm

THE Housing Board (HDB) provided new calculations on Tuesday to show that average prices of new flats last year remained w...