What’s making people go to bed together so fast? Many say it’s the speed of the internet and social networks.

Four out of five women and three out of five men believe that Facebook, texting, and other social network sites influence new couples to have sex together faster, a survey released by Shape and Men’s Fitness magazine revealed.

According to the 1,200 women and men that participated in the annual survey, smart phones and laptops are the gadgets that get couples feigning for each other. Nearly 80 percent of women and 58 percent of men say that social media is what fuels their inner fire and leads to sexual intercourse faster.

The survey also revealed that the number way lovers stay connected and in touch with each other is through texting rather than phone calls, especially for women.

Only 38 percent of women maintain that connecting digitally got them in bed. However, that doesn’t mean those who don’t fall for gadget jazz shy away from the internet as a dating tool. 70 percent of women and 63 percent of men claimed that they use Google, Facebook, and other sites to pre-screen their potential dates and lovers and learn more about them and their past relationships.

The internet has also transformed the way people communicate at the end of a relationship or fling. Digital dumping has become an all too real setup, with 43 percent of women and 27 percent of men stating that they have received breakup texts and messages.

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  • It makes sense how this could lead to people engaging in sex prematurely. People text, facebook, and tweet each other to get to know another person and rarely ever talk. There are so many of my “facebook” friends who when I see them in real life it is like we are best of friends. Social networks can be dangerous if in the wrong hands.

  • Carlene

    “…get couples feigning for each other.”

    Fiending not feigning.

    I agree with Urbane. Talking, or just being friends, with someone on FB makes it seem like you know more about a person than you do, since you can get random updates of their life. Texting, if you don’t have unlimited, is only like 160 characters per message, how much can you really be learning about a person with that?

    Texting someone for three months is not the same as talking to them face to face for the same period of time.