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Jan 24, 2007 8:25 PM CST Rut Row
Mitchell1
Mitchell1Mitchell1Chattanooga, USA174 Threads 7,721 Posts
Study finds 65 percent of Americans spend more time with their computer than their spouse. help
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Jan 24, 2007 8:27 PM CST Rut Row
kja511
kja511kja511north haven, Connecticut USA23 Threads 635 Posts
spouse? i thought this was a singles website. statistics must be right lol
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Jan 24, 2007 8:28 PM CST Rut Row
nostres59840
nostres59840nostres59840Missoula, Montana USA17 Threads 783 Posts
Not probably as bad as it sounds. Most Americans jobs require computer usage and most homes use their computers a part of that time for work. Did they distinguish this as their spare time? Just curious wave
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Jan 24, 2007 8:28 PM CST Rut Row
Mitchell1
Mitchell1Mitchell1Chattanooga, USA174 Threads 7,721 Posts
Exactly. That could be the reason behind a lot of the singles here. dunno
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Jan 24, 2007 8:30 PM CST Rut Row
kja511
kja511kja511north haven, Connecticut USA23 Threads 635 Posts
i see youre online a lot. wanna quit the habit with me and spend more time together? wink blushing
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Jan 24, 2007 8:31 PM CST Rut Row
Pucks
PucksPucksVernon, Canada150 Threads 4,909 Posts
jaw drop
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Jan 24, 2007 8:32 PM CST Rut Row
Mitchell1
Mitchell1Mitchell1Chattanooga, USA174 Threads 7,721 Posts
The Article...


If you asked most Americans in a committed relationship which they preferred—their partner or their computer—most would probably answer truthfully (or at least politely) that, of course, their spouse, partner, or significant other is much more important to them.

But in the real world, people vote with their feet, and a new study conducted by Kelton Research on behalf of SupportSoft finds that 65 percent of Americans spend more time with their computer than with their spouse or significant other.

The Kelton Research study also finds that 84 percent of Americans say they are more dependent on their home computer now than they were three years ago. Moreover, in the same period, the average computer user experienced significant computer problems eight times—roughly once every four months. And many of those Americans felt hurt and jilted by their computers: 52 percent of Americans describe their most recent experience of a computer problem as one of anger, sadness, or alienation.

And if Americans perhaps think being dragged to a shoe sale—or made to sit through seemingly unending hours of football—is an inane waste of their time in a relationship, consider this: the average American reports wasting 12 hours a month due to problems with their computer.

"As computers become increasingly pervasive in our lives, our relationships with them can begin to seem almost as important as a relationship with a significant other. When problems then occur with the computer, it often leaves people feeling frustrated or helpless," says Dr. Robi Ludwig, renowned psychotherapist and host of the reality series One Week to Save a Marriage on cable channel TLC.

You can see where this is going: SupportSoft wants Americans to know that if their computers aren't there for them, then the brand new support.com is there for their computer.

[Coming up next: Dr. Phil helps a man and his Dell get back onto solid footing. And this week on Springer: Computers who say they're still sexy—even in an old beige box!]
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Jan 24, 2007 8:33 PM CST Rut Row
nostres59840
nostres59840nostres59840Missoula, Montana USA17 Threads 783 Posts
blushing
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Jan 24, 2007 8:35 PM CST Rut Row
mwyke1
mwyke1mwyke1carrollton, Ohio USA2 Threads 10 Posts
i never started playing on the computer till my relationship ended it is helping me deal with things thaks to the awesome people on here
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Jan 24, 2007 8:37 PM CST Rut Row
kja511
kja511kja511north haven, Connecticut USA23 Threads 635 Posts
you had a relationship ooooo oooo what was it like????

sorry been single too long. that or the remaining alcohol in my system from the other night is acting up again...... wave
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Jan 24, 2007 9:44 PM CST Rut Row
TabooN
TabooNTabooNClaremont, USA53 Threads 17,244 Posts
Hmmm...

Well, what's the statistic for men reactig in the same manner when the car won't work, and the wrench won't turn his b*tch of vehicle's bolts? LMAO. Going to far as to call his possession his baby, her...you get the idea.

Not a new science here...
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