Are iPhone users the new dating douches?November 11, 2009 at 8:09 am | Posted in News | 1 Comment
Tags: dating etiquette, iPhone, judgement, surveys
One in three iPhone owners has texted or emailed their significant other to break up, according to a gadget survey conducted by Retrevo. Twice as many iPhone users than Blackberry users admit to viewing porn on their smartphones, and they are also more likely than their Blackberry counterparts to be turned off by their partner’s use of an out-of-date gadget of some sort, confirming the widespread belief that Apple aficionados are snobs.
Does this study mean that consumers preference for sleek and shiny touch-screen mobile devices are cold, sex hungry, heartbreakers?
Not according to Retrevo, which conducted an online survey of 445 iPhone and Blackberry users to figure out the personalities of smartphone users:
“As we warned in the beginning of this report, this data could lead to creating unfair stereotypes but you have to admit, it sure paints a picture of a group of smartphone owners that “think different,” and another more down-to-earth, mainstream group of BlackBerry owners.”
So, relax — using an iPhone is not the equivalent of spiky-hair, turned-up collar, backwards-sunglass-wearing-at-night douchiness, it just means you “think different,” which would explain your collective dating preference for a romantic partner with a cool gadget over a square with a college degree.