AskMen.com and Cosmopolitan teamed up to release the results of the Great Male/Female Survey. The poll of more than 80,000 men and women around the world looks at the current state of love, health, fashion, and life for both sexes. Of course, we're a bit more interested in the survey's findings on dating in a digital world.
- Both men and women are nearly equally comfortable with a partner friending an ex on Facebook. Forty-four percent of men say this is fine, and 40 percent of women are not bothered with exes keeping in touch.
- More of the surveyed women are tempted to read a partner's Facebook messages or emails. Twenty-nine percent of women would not peek at this correspondence, compared to the 36 percent of men who refuse to look at private messages.
- Online dating? Sure! Only 37 percent of men and 44 percent of women would completely rule out the prospect of finding a mate through a matchmaking website.
With the intricacies of digital life, social networks, and online dating moving into the mainstream, perhaps it's now OK to make this assumption: both men and women are looking at tech life through the same (digital) lens.