Survey Says Canadians Use Facebook to End Relationships

How do Canadians end their relationships? Canadians turn to technology to hint what they can’t say face-to-face and to get their point across.  What else? 10% of Canadians would give their significant other the hint by changing their Facebook status.

This is according to a recent survey by Motorola and Angus Reid. The study was conducted as a clever PR campaign for the launch of the new Motorola Hint QA30. Interestingly, more Canadians aged 18-34 would opt NOT to use technology to give someone the hint their relationship is over, than those aged 35-54 and 55+.

The survey shows that some Canadians are so accustomed to using technology for every-day interactions with people that they would use texting, Facebook and e-mail to hint to someone that they either want to start or end a relationship.

Some of the interesting highlights from the study include the following:

  • French-speaking Canadians are most likely to show they have a crush by sending a flirtatious text message, 16 per cent compared to only 9 per cent of English-speaking Canadians
  • French-speaking Canadians are significantly more likely to use email to give someone a hint they have a crush on them    
  • English-speaking Canadians are more likely to use Facebook and texting to give someone a hint they have a crush    
  • Females are more likely to send flirtatious text messages (* Canadians aged 18-34 are most likely to use text messaging as a hinting medium

The Motorola Hint QA30 hits Bell stores tomorrow.

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Victoria Revay

Victoria Revay

Like many, freelance journalist, Victoria Revay is ambitious and adventurous by nature.  Since leaving television news, Victoria has worked for, she has been published in Western Living Magazine, Blackbook Magazine’s Jet Set Travel Guide, Western Living Condo and, and she’s hosted an online entertainment show. She recently returned from her travels, blogging across... more

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