24 Jan '11, 11pm

4 out of 5 women & 3 of 5 men say they believe texting & social networking tools cause couples to jump into bed faster.

NEW YORK - NEARLY four out of five women and three of five men say they believe texting, Facebook and other social networking tools cause new couples to jump into bed faster, a survey released by Shape and Men's Fitness magazines on Monday showed. Smart phones and laptops are the new toys that lead to the bedroom, it said, with nearly 80 per cent of women and 58 per cent of men saying social media tools leads to sex faster. Texting is the No. 1 way lovers stay in touch, the survey found, with men texting 39 per cent more often than phoning and women 150 per cent more. Even before the magic begins, 70 per cent of women and 63 per cent of men use Google and other online tools to screen potential dates. Sixty-five per cent of those polled said they had been asked out by text and 49 per cent through a Facebook message. Once the relationship clicks, 72 per cent of women report ...

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