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Research has unveiled that individuals in new relationships spend an average of 41 minutes per day on the phone during the “honeymoon period,” which declines to just 19 minutes within two years.
A study of 1,000 UK adults aged 18-44 in relationships discovered that most individuals are highly responsive during the early stages of a romance.
Love-struck daters tend to reply to a text within 16 minutes and 50 seconds during the initial days, but this response time decreases to 24 minutes over time.
Bond Zhang, CEO of global tech brand HONOR UK, which commissioned the research to launch the HONOR Magic5 Lite with a two-day battery life, stated, “Staying connected through your phone plays a significant role in modern-day dating.”
“The research shows that many people agree the first two days of messaging someone are crucial when it comes to establishing a relationship. A quarter of individuals even admit that if they didn’t receive a reply within two days after the first date, they wouldn’t consider a second date, highlighting how make-or-break this period can be.”
Maintaining Communication in Relationships
The study also revealed that the ways in which couples interact through phones tend to decline over time. In the early stages, individuals send an average of 15 messages and an additional seven social media posts per day. However, after two years into a relationship, these numbers decrease to 12 messages and six social media messages and tags.
Around 11 and a half months into a relationship, people noticed a dip in the amount of time they spent talking to their partner on the phone. Additionally, 59 percent of participants believe they spent more time connecting with their partner over the phone during the early days of their relationship than they do now.
Maintaining contact during the first few months was seen as important, with one-third admitting to being obsessed with checking their phone during the initial stages of a relationship. Enjoying messaging and talking to their partner (64 percent) and seeking reassurance that their new partner was interested (56 percent) were the main reasons for this behavior. Additionally, receiving multiple messages in a row before replying made 27 percent of respondents feel loved, while 21 percent felt appreciated.
Bond added, “Most of us spend a majority of our day on our phones, and it’s important to make that screen time worthwhile, such as staying in touch with our loved ones. Sending a text to your loved one can truly brighten their day, as the research shows.”
“Whether it’s through WhatsApp, a phone call, or social media, expressing ourselves through our phones has become a love language we’ve all become accustomed to. Nothing is worse than realizing your phone has run out of battery when you want to send a message. Having a phone with long battery life ensures that you don’t have to worry about staying connected with loved ones or missing out on a second date.”
Sam Allcock is the CEO of PR FIRE – PR & Content Marketing Platform
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