One in ten men would take a new iPad over a new lover

A recent survey by UK-based online casino, RoxyPalace, found that 11% of single men would prefer to have a new iPad rather than a new lover. In fact, 3% would even be willing to leave their current partner for the latest iOS tablet. Meanwhile, 84% of women said they would stick to their companion, and "only a small percentage" would be willing to trade them for a new iPad.  4% of respondents would make the trade for something other than an Apple tablet - sorry Android, iOS beats you on the seduction front. The survey also examined iPad usage when it comes to romance. 44% had used an app to solve relationship problems, 15% consulted the internet for advice, and 71% would prefer to call someone over FaceTime before going on a first date.

While I wouldn't exactly call a casino a steadfast source of empirical research, the results are still pretty interesting. It's a classic "what would you do for a Klondike bar?" situation, except this Klondike bar costs over $500, and satisfies a lot more than your sweet tooth. Then again, so does a loving (human) partner. While not many of us would be willing to admit to being that one in ten that would pick an iPad over a girlfriend, do you personally know someone who would make the trade?

Source: Macworld

Simon Sage

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There are 27 comments. Add yours.

abc says:

That shows the quality and stupidity of ifans.

Blue says:

No, it shows how smart they are.

rustymini says:

An ipad lasts longer than most relationships. sad for the humans. :(

Trump says:

Society is indeed broken.

wow says:

They'll get bored with an iPad too and throw it out. Sad day for the human race when a touchscreen is preferred over human interaction.

Moose1331 says:

My iPad's never nagged me, cheated on me, or told me nothing is wrong when clearly something is.

Harko says:

"...do you personally know someone who would make the trade?"
Yes. He's the editor of a blog that IsMORE than the iphone blog. :-) I kid, I kid.

Rene Ritchie says:

Oh hells no. I wouldn't trade a woman for an iPad 6 or any gadget.
People be crazy.

Carioca32 says:

That should read "One in ten British men...". Count me out of that statistic.

jay says:

you won't ever have to give a new iPad child support.

UnifiedTechs says:

God I love distorted Statistics!
11% of single men would prefer to have a new iPad rather than a new lover.... Meanwhile, 84% of women said they would stick to their companion.
Lets see:
100-11= 89% of men would choose a new companion
100-84= 16% of women would choose an iPad
Yes MORE Women would choose the iPad over a new lover then Men, but the whole article is slanted to make Men sound like the "bad guys" by the way the numbers are stated.

Dumbledorf says:

"Meanwhile, 84% of women said they would stick to their companion, and “only a small percentage” would be willing to trade them for a new iPad"
Reading comprehension is a quite a humdinger, isn't it? ;)

wow says:

Some may consider 15% or less a small number. If the article is geared toward making men look bad.

wow says:

And besides the point the stats are BS. They asked single men and women in a relasionship. Since it says "84% of women said they would stick to their companion". Sounds that way to me at least.

UnifiedTechs says:

In fact, 3% would even be willing to leave their current partner for the latest iOS tablet. Meanwhile... women... “only a small percentage” would be willing to trade them for a new iPad.
Reading comprehension is a humdinger, tricky to make sure you pair the right numbers even through the writers bad wording!
P.S. And 3% is a "small percentage!

TychoQuad says:

The iPad would never threaten to stab you and in fact, cannot speak. If by some circumstance the iPads does speak, you are encouraged to disregard its advice.

talkin73 says:

In other news, research also indicates that 11% of single men and 16% of women in relationships are have lives that make me sad and might want to consider re-evaluating the process by which they select partners :-)

Glenn#IM says:

Strange, we are making comments on this. My sweet thing is on her iPod touch seeing what our kids have been up to. I am on the iPad reading this article. I think we will turn off both devices, and creat new stats. No telling what could happen.

DARK_BLU says:

An iPad is nice and all, but you can't make love to it (or at least, it's not sane to attempt to do so). I'd take a good lover over any piece of tech. Someone who chooses tech over a good lover, probably needs to get out more.

dloveprod says:

I'm that 1 in 10 but I have been abstinent for the past 5 years and 5 months so I guess I don't count.

John says:

I wonder if they would do this study for Asians willing to trade in organs or IOS devices... I dont mean that as a joke of course, just a sad fact of lack of value attributed to life...

Tom says:

I'm not even sure why this is an article. 11% isn't anything statistically interesting. I'm sure the same number would take a free HDTV, tickets to their favorite band, or a wide assortment of things over a new lover. I wouldn't be surprised if 1 In10 single men prefer masturbation to finding a new lover.

IceDree says:

Damn that's missed up
It also goes with that study\servey I reed about the other day : on how BMW owners are twice more to be adulterers than other brands owners !!!!
Lol

Jay says:

That picture is gaaaay!!!! wtf is wrong with ppl really.

Bob Marley says:

Depends on the quality of the punani.