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Texting Turn Offs Revealed in New Romance Survey

Update Date: Jun 19, 2014 08:52 PM EDT
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Typing too many kisses into a text message, and answering the phone during dinner and at the theater are the top tech turn offs in romance, according to a new survey.

Sending fewer kisses in a text than a partner was also a turn off as it is often seen as impolite. This was true in both a new and long-term relationships, according to researchers.

Texting after 11pm, resending the same text, and emailing are also big turn offs in romance, according to the Talk Talk Mobile Survey.

The survey, which involved 1,000 British participants, showed that over half of male respondents believe it is acceptable to break up over text. However, 62 percent of women believe that confronting a partner face-to-face is the only way to end relationships.

Replying within two hours of receiving a text and good night texts were all considered good text etiquette.

"[Our] work with Debretts means that we're able to go one step further towards helping out Britain's daters mind their manners," Dan Meader of TalkTalk Mobile told Daily Mail.

"Nearly 70 per cent of us know someone with bad phone manners - although only a fifth of us thought our own phone manners may be in need of improvement - so our top tips aim to help people weave their way through the web that is modern phone etiquette," Meader said.

"Mobile phones allow us to communicate instantly, with ease and spontaneity, but as the TalkTalk Mobile survey results show, consideration for others is essential for good mobile phone manners," added Jo Bryant, etiquette expert at Debretts, according to Daily Mail.

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