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

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

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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.

"...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.

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.

"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? ;)

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

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.

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!

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.

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 :-)

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.

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.

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...

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.

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