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04/19/2011 09:46 am ET Updated Jun 19, 2011

Twitter: Bad For Relationships?

A new survey from dating site OkCupid finds that Twitter could be bad for romantic relationships.

In a blog post listing "10 Charts About Sex," the site presented the results of a poll of over 830,000 users that contrasted how long relationships last for people who use Twitter every day vs "everyone else."

Bad news, tweeters: looks like Twitter users' relationships last slightly less time, on average, than others' (Could it be the character limit? Or attention spans?).

OkCupid writes of the findings, which it said were true across all age and gender groups, "Frequent tweeters have shorter real-life relationships than everyone else, probably via some bit.ly hack. Unfortunately, we have no way to tell who's dumping who here; whether the twitterati are more annoying or just more flighty than everyone else."

The site also found that people who use Twitter every day have a slightly higher odds of "masturbating today," according to a sample of 21,000 respondents.

Do you believe the conclusions? Does Twitter really kill romance? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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