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Spouses Would Choose PDA Over Partner

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A new study says people prefer their Blackberry to their spouse.


Isn't it romantic? A new study of tech-obsessed men and women said 35% of them would choose to hang with their Blackberry than their spouse. The survey, conducted by Sheraton Hotels, asked 6,500 traveling executives about their close relationship with their Blackberries. A surprising 87% of professionals bring their PDA with them into the bedroom. Does that count as cheating?

Dr. Domeena Renshaw, professor of psychiatry at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, thinks to maintain healthy relationships couples should try to schedule Blackberry-free time. Seems if you ditch the P.D.A. you might get more P.D.A.

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Kate September 18, 2008, 10:21 AM

In light of the recent Cincinnati blackout, my husband finally realized the depths of his technology addiction. He does prefer his Blackberry to me, and he went through withdrawals when he couldn’t get a signal on his phone. It was pathetic. And now that the lights are back on, all is well… with him anyway. I’m still being ignored!

Natalie September 18, 2008, 10:41 AM

My husband loves his blackberry. He keeps it on the bedstand at night! But he’s not allowed to use it in bed, nor when we’re having family time (dinner, driving in the car, hanging out together). He calls it his crackberry, and it’s true!

Anonymous September 28, 2008, 8:52 AM

That’s one big blackberry in the picture.

Jennifer April 23, 2010, 12:41 PM

My last relationship with my ex was pretty much ruined over his blackberry. He constantly was online on his blackberry, looking on myspace, facebook, yahoo messenger. He used his blackberry to start hooking up with his ex again, and started talking to another female eventually too. For a long time he would not put his blackberry down, sleeping with it right next to him many times too.

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