25% of Couples Say Smartphones Distract Their Partners


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Of the 27% of couples who say the Internet has impacted their relationships, most note a positive influence. It’s no surprise that 21% of adults feel closer to their partners because of online or text messages.

But tech is the root of tension, too, especially in younger adults. Those in relationships between ages 18 and 29 are more likely than older couples to cite the Internet (45%) and smartphone use (42%) as a distraction. About 8% of those younger couples have argued over one person spending too much time online.