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Out of those singles, a majority said they soured after getting somewhere upward of 15 messages a day.Unwelcome messages could lead to an especially unwelcome reply: More than half of the singles said they would consider breaking up with someone they were casually dating through a text message, the survey showed.Most smartphone users said they would be OK with a date whipping out a phone to take a call or answer an email or text, as long as they provide a good explanation.Decades ago, the rule of thumb was waiting three days to call after a date, said Greg Liberman, chief executive of Spark Networks, which owns JDate, Christian Mingle and other dating websites.Now, in many cases, "the three-day rule has become the three-hour rule," Liberman said.
The online poll of 1,500 single smartphone users, jointly commissioned by dating websites JDate and Christian Mingle, explored the extent to which the addictive devices have infiltrated every corner of romance today and even rewritten the courtship code of conduct.
Almost all singles keep their smartphones out of sight on a date, yet two out of three manage to check them during the date anyway.
Yet singles who text too eagerly could also find themselves in the doghouse.
Nearly half of singles polled said they had gotten annoyed with someone they dated for texting them too much.
Beyond the first date, the timeline only tightens: Sixty percent of singles believe that if they text a current or possible paramour, they should get a text back within three hours.Singles between the ages of 21 and 26 were especially impatient, the poll found, with 14% expecting a reply instantly or within a few minutes.