AirTalk for February 14, 2014

How do you and your significant other negotiate the use of technology?

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People show their smartphones on December 25, 2013 in Dinan, northwestern France.

A new study from the Pew Research Center on technology usage of American couples finds that over a quarter of internet users in a marriage or committed relationship share an email account with each other, and that more than half of them have shared the password to one or more of their online accounts.

The report also finds that technology both creates tension and offers support in a relationship. Nine percent of respondents say that they have resolved an argument with their partner online or by text message, and 25% of people say they have felt that their spouse or partner was distracted by their smart phones when they were together.

Call in and share how technology impacts your relationship.

And Happy Valentine’s Day - if that’s your thing.

Guest:

Jessica Carbino, PhD. candidate in sociology at UCLA whose research focuses on online dating and she hosts and produces a weekly radio show on UCLA Radio called "Hook up With Dr. Jess"

 


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