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Technology plays greater role in relationships

Sharon Gaudin | Feb. 13, 2014
With the Internet and texting, you may think your sweetie is even sweeter.

Not everyone felt positively about technology's role in their love life, however.

According to the report, 8% of Internet users who are part of a couple said they've argued with their partner about the amount of time one of them was spending online. Another 4% said they had been upset about something they discovered their partner was doing online.

The numbers jump for younger couples.

Pew noted that 42% of 18- to 29-year-olds reported that their partner had been distracted by their mobile phone while they were together, and 18% said they've argued about the amount of time one of them spends online.


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