Teenagers these days have developed a reputation for being a part of a generation that would rather send a quick text over having a face to face conversation — but based on a new study, that might not be entirely fair.
Earlier this week, the Pew Research Center released a new study entitled “Teens, Technology and Romantic Relationships,” which closely analysed teenagers ages 13 to 17 to provide a clearer understanding of the “digital romantic practices” of America’s youth.
There was significant drop in popularity between the top choice, dumping someone in person, and second best option, calling a significant other on the phone to deliver the bad news. Thirty one per cent of teens surveyed thought a phone call was the most acceptable method.
So what about text messaging, the beloved go to of teens everywhere?
While 72% per cent of teens reported they use text messaging to connect with their significant others daily, only 12% of the people Pew surveyed thought texting was the most acceptable method to dump a boyfriend or girlfriend.
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