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Poll: Social Media Shapes Dating Scene

February 14, 2011

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a new Zogby Interactive poll confirms what many love birds already know: social media is transforming the dating scene.

The poll found that Facebook has become a primary means of finding and expressing romance for millions of Americans, with 94 percent of young Facebook users viewing the page of a potential date within a day or two of becoming single. Forty-three percent say they would post information about breaking up.

While breaking up via text message is still taboo (only 2 percent of all adults admit they've done it), 43 percent of all adults say they've told someone they love them by text message, according to the poll.

Taking that new relationship public still has some limits, according to the poll, with only 7 percent of respondents saying they've used Twitter to say something romantic.

The poll was conducted from January 27 to January 31 and surveyed 2,100 likely voters.

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