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What Does it Take to Become a Couple These Days?

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Modern technology has certainly changed the face of dating.

I can remember a time when you’d meet someone, call them up. Yes, actually call the person a land line using, dare I say, a rotary dial phone. (Watch it with the grandpa comments) and ask them out on a date.

Then, if the two of you hit it off, and you make the determination that the person you’re dating doesn’t possess the characteristics of say, the Son of Sam or some strange cat lady, you would go out again. And again. And again, and before you know it, the two of you are a couple.

These days, not so much!

Now dating is based on how you communicate with technology.

According to a new study, it now takes an average of 163 text messages, 70 Facebook messages, 37 emails AND 30 old-fashioned phone calls made on a Smartphone to become a couple.

People under the age of 25, can make all of that happen in just 24 days!

For us older folks, it takes a little longer, in some cases around two-and-a-half months for people over the age of 55.

That’s providing you don’t communicate via Twitter. If you rely on Twitter to communicate with people on a consistent basis, it may take a little longer. That’s because Twitter isn’t quite as popular as Facebook at the moment.  But, if you’re both on Twitter, it takes an average of 224 tweets before two people officially become a “couple” according to the study.

Can I say that I am soooo thankful I started to date long before Al Gore invented the internet which in turn spawned all this modern day communication technology.

Life was so much easier back then!

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