The internet, cell phones, and social media have become key actors in the life of many American couples— the 66% of adults who are married or in committed relationships.Couples use technology in the little and large moments.Sexting, or sending sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude photos and videos via cell phone, is practiced by couples and singles alike.
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Adults who are long-partnered use technology in their relationship, but are more likely to use some of it together—by sharing email addresses and social media profiles as a couple.
Technology in relationships is not just limited to coordination and logistics, it now encompasses even the more intimate moments.
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About two years ago I arranged to meet for coffee with a woman I had corresponded with online.
At the same time, some couples find that digital tools facilitate communication and support.
A majority of those in couples maintain their own separate email and social media accounts, though a smaller number report sharing accounts and calendars. The broad statistical picture looks like this: As a broad pattern, those who have been married or partnered ten years or less have digital communication and sharing habits that differ substantially from those who have been partnered longer.
Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights.