Virgin Mobile: 30% of Canadians spend more time with their phone and Facebook than their partner

Virgin Mobile is back this year with another Valentine’s Day survey. Last year they let us know that 56% of Canadians would rather hold their mobile phone than their partners hand. This year an online survey of 1,014 Canadians was conducted between February 3rd and 4th found that 30% of young Canadians spend more time with their phone and Facebook than their partner.

Other highlights of the survey revealed:

– text messages (10%) rank up there with lingerie or a phone call as the best way to show a loved one you care on Valentine’s Day, beating out e-mails, Facebook gifts or messages and e-cards.

– 33% of tech-savvy Canadians text “Luv u xoxo” on Valentine’s Day. 41% of people in Quebec text “Miss u”. (Have you heard the recent story of a Winnipeg man who had his 2-year relationship end over pre-programmed Virgin text messages like: “Booty call,” “Where u at,” and “Be there soon”)

– Favourite pick up lines on Valentine’s Day is “Something is wrong with my cell phone… your number’s not on it” or “I lost my phone number, can I have yours?”.

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