“We look for so many other ways in which we’re compatible with potential partners, why shouldn’t phones be on the list? “Where a person lives, what car they drive, and what they do for a living are all things we weigh before embarking on a relationship.
That may be pitiful commentary, but we’re also looking for compatibility in the non-materialistic: political viewpoints, religious convictions, and fundamental ethical values.” One explanation for the i Phone users snooty approach to dating: i Phone users earn higher incomes than Android users, according to research group Com Score.
“If you’re living every breath of your life out loud on social media, you may be perceived as not being reliable enough to honor the sanctity of another’s confidence or of a romantic relationship.
Complaining in cyberspace may be perceived as childish.
“This is a profound commentary on today’s dating world living operating electronically online,” says Fran Walfish, Beverly Hills family and relationship psychotherapist, author of “The Self-Aware Parent.” Singletons scour social media for any sign of dysfunction and they are quick to act upon the information. (And experts say this spying is unlikely to stop if they get married.) Bad spelling is a turnoff for potential dates and employers, studies show.
Some 58% are turned off by anyone who complains on Facebook, and exactly half of singletons are put off by potential dates who are too active on social media, the study concluded.
“I have a suspicion that this not the case for many people,” says Timothy Elliott, a New York-based actor.