The Twitter bird is apparently anything but the love bird.
According to the latest riveting findings by the online dating specialists at OkCupid, individuals who regularly use social media – and Twitter in particular – have markedly shorted romantic relationships with partners.
Publishing the sobering stats in a list called “10 Charts About Sex,” OkCupid didn’t take their research lightly, as the poll in question targeted some 830,000 registered users.
The report attracted attention from no shortage of major media outlets, including the Huffington Post, which asked the question many “tweeps” are now posing to one another: does Twitter really kill romance?
OkCupid writes of the findings, which it said were true across all age and gender groups, “Frequent tweeters have shorter real-life relationships than everyone else, probably via some bit.ly hack. Unfortunately, we have no way to tell who’s dumping who here; whether the twitterati are more annoying or just more flighty than everyone else.”
The folks behind OkCupid are well known for their racy, raunchy, and often controversial studies, the latest of which is particularly telling given the rampant growth of social media and the countless hours many spend each week engaged in any number of popular social networking platforms.
Twitter now sees some 155 million tweets per day, up from 55 million one year ago at this time.