Rather, an independent research firm conducted the survey in May.
The data illustrate just how much mobile technology has altered dating behavior, communication and expectations for romance.•One in four say an hour is the longest acceptable response time to a text to someone you are dating or interested in dating; one in 10 expect a response instantly or within a few minutes.•More men (44%) than women (37%) say mobile devices make it easier to flirt and get acquainted."Texting is kind of an ongoing conversation. Maybe you're talking every day," says Alex Pulda, 27, who works in product research in San Francisco.
The location of the date is also affected by the spontaneity in that it is often a neutral and public place so that both parties feel comfortable.
have been declining in their influence over the dating market for the past 60 years.
Furthermore, due to the unfamiliarity of the two people the date is shorter than most because they are in the beginning stages of a relationship.
The date is also very adventurous in the way that neither party knows what to expect and whether or not they will hit it off.
Hearing someone's voice on the phone is still a key element for a relationship, yet people are increasingly more likely to rely on the relative "safety" of a text for initial contacts as well as keeping in touch as a relationship develops. Although the survey was commissioned by two niche dating websites — Christian and — their members did not participate.
Texting has created a new brand of mobile etiquette, and for dating, it has given rise to new ways of flirting and even defining exactly what's going on between two people.
A new survey of 1,500 daters provided to USA TODAY reveals how deeply mobile technology has rocked the dating world.
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