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Fitness & Health

06th Jul 2016

Survey shows how much Irish people prefer their phone to their other half

Colm Boohig

We just can’t help ourselves.

One in every five Irish people would rather sacrifice two days of time with their friends and family, than go without their phone or the internet.

texting maniacs

That is according to a survey conducted by Durex as part of their #DoNotDisturb campaign, which is attempting to get Irish people to turn off their WiFi this summer and reconnect with one another.

The survey found that as many as 67% of Irish people would rather touch their phone than their other half, while 25% admit to checking their mobile as soon as ten minutes after sex.

Meanwhile, for those of us who insist on WhatsApping and the like in bed (around 61%, according to the survey), we might want to stop soon, because it’s putting off 66% of those asked from engaging in the good deed.

Ari Gold

Finally, and perhaps most fatally, a hugely significant 70% of 18-34 year olds surveyed confessed to being internet addicts.

It’s safe to say, we all need to take a long hard look at ourselves… after reading this article, of course.

Of course

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