Analyzing the impact of smaho, SNS, and the Internet on the relationships of couples

BySean Molin

When there were no mobile phones and the Internet, there was only a way to keep in touch with parties in a relationship with using the phone's built-in telephone and letters. As of 2014, as smartphones and the Internet became popular, communication became smoother, and the relationship of the couple's human relationship also has a slightly different appearance from the past. So, how much the Internet, smart phone, SNS are affecting the relationship of couples,Princeton Survey Research Associates InternationalHas conducted an investigation to the Internet users of the United States and publishes its data.

Couples, the Internet, and Social Media | Pew Internet

The survey was conducted for 2252 Internet users over the age of 18 in the United States from April 17th to May 19th in 2013, with 47 percent of married and 6 percent of the total surveyed subjects While living with a partner in a companion · 12% married and living together, but in dating, when integrated it is found that about 65% of the total is married, or it is in a relationship. Also, among men and women married / companions, 88% of the people using the Internet, 71% using SNS, and 93% owned mobile phones including smart phones.

The bar graph below shows what a couple using the Internet or SNS is sharing online. According to the graph, 67% of the total accounts passwords · 27% share e-mail accounts · 11% share online calendars and SNS accounts.

The table below shows the couple sharing one password online by sex, age, race, annual income, etc. According to the table, although there is no big difference depending on sex and age, it can be confirmed that the annual income is over 50,000 dollars (about 511 million yen) or more and the 20% opening can be confirmed below, and those with annual income of about 5.1 million yen or more Password sharing ratio is high.

The percentage of couple sharing e-mail accounts by age is 12% at age 18 to 29, but it increases with age and 47% share one e-mail account at age 65 and older. Looking at income by income, the annual income of less than 50,000 dollars is 18%, while over 50,000 dollars is 32%, and the share of e-mail is higher as the annual income increases .

There are not many differences due to the sex, age, employment form and annual income of couples sharing SNS accounts, which is around 10%.

Graphing the couple sharing the calendar, e-mail, password, SNS account on-line, the couple having a longer relationship duration has a higher share of data and accounts on the Internet I understand.

Next, when investigating the influence that digital tools such as mobile phones and the Internet gives to the relationship of the couple, 27% of the total turned out to have some influence. The graph below shows the results by age and dating period. The dark blue color indicates "strong influence" and the light blue color indicates "weak influence". 45% of couples aged 18 to 29 are affected somewhat by digital tools, 21% have strong influence, 24% are weakly influenced. Also, the graph decreases as age gets higher. In couples whose social dating period is 10 years or shorter, the longer the social duration is, the less influence it receives from the digital tool seems to be.

Of the couples who answered that they were affected somewhat by digital tools, 74% answered that the influence was "positive", 20% was "negative", 4% was "neither." The cause of the negative influence is "an argument about the time of use of the Internet", "I got angry about the action on the other party's Internet", "the other party gives priority to the mobile phone while they are together" and so on. On the other hand, a couple who had positive influence from the digital tool said "Intimacy increased due to messages exchanged on the Internet and mobile phones", "reasons were solved by message rather than verbal", and why Description.

There seems to be not many couples that are negatively affected by the Internet and mobile phones, but new problems that could not be thought of in the past have been confirmed that the use time of the Internet and actions on the web hurt the other party I will. As technology development progresses in the future, there is a high possibility that a human relationship of a couple will have incomparable problems now.

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