Are computers breaking our hearts? (infographic)

14 Feb 2013

We are now in an age where many people spend most of their time with a computer on a daily basis than they do with their significant other, according to a new infographic that looks at how time spent on a computer can cause stress in relationships.

The infographic by is based on results of a survey conducted among US adults ages 18 and older. The infographic also quotes Dr John Gray, author and relationship expert, who said he is hearing more about computers and technology being a source of tension in relationships.

Gray’s comment is reflected by 41pc of the survey respondents who said time spent on a computer (either by themselves or a significant other) is a cause for stress.

However, 61pc of survey respondents said an argument with their significant other is more stressful than computer problems.

What’s more, the survey results revealed a stereotype: younger people are more often thought of as having higher skills in computers and lower skills in love, whereas older people are thought to have better skills in love than computers.


Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic