We've already discussed (here and here) the disgusting habit you overfed, undersexed office-dwellers have of bringing your device into the bedroom and the deleterious consequences that has on your love life. Now comes news that thirty-five percent of you simpering texters would even choose your "device" over your spouse:
The study of 6,500 traveling executives says 35 percent of them would choose their PDA over their spouse.Spend time with a living human being? How novel!
"That's a tough call," one said.
"Oh you don't want to go there," another added.
And apparently that attitude is being seen in the sack. Of those polled, 87 percent said they bring their devices into the bedroom.
Another 84 percent check their e-mails just before they go to sleep. Another 80 percent check them in the morning as soon as they get up.
"It can actually ruin relationships," said Dr. Susan Bartell, a psychologist and relationship expert. Bartell said couples should be interfacing more, but with each other.
"People are so focused on their PDAs, they're not focusing on what might be going wrong in their relationships," Bartell said.
Of those polled, 62 percent said they love their blackberry or PDA, and most of them said it makes their life more productive. However, experts suggest, for the sake of your relationship, you might occasionally …
"Turn it off, spend some time with your partner. Have a real relationship with a living human being," Bartell said.
Please email that concept around with your spouse later tonight.