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More Than 1-In-10 Facebook Users Hooking Up With Each Other

by Sean P. Aune | November 19, 2010November 19, 2010 8:00 am PST

Apparently some people on Facebook have been taking the “poke” feature way too seriously.

According to a study conducted by OnePoll.com, people have been getting extremely friendly on Facebook in more ways than one. From a study of 2,000 respondents, 11 percent said that they have had sex with someone they have met on the social network. Considering that Facebook promotes itself as a place where you are supposed to meet up with friends you know in real life, they can’t be too happy with that little statistic.

man with laptopOther interesting information that was found according to AllFacebook includes:

  • 46 percent have sent illicit texts to someone other than their partner
  • 35 percent have included nude photos of themselves in the texts
  • 30 percent watch porn online by themselves
  • 17 percent watch porn online with their partner
  • 10 percent have had sex with a coworker (50 percent of those while at work)

The study was conducted at the request of UKTV channel Really to go along with an airing of Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew.  Considering any one can participate in OnePoll studies, there is no real evidence to how scientific it was, what demographics were covered or anything else that goes on with a study such as this.  It is an amusing aside at best, but you have to figure there is at least some accuracy to it.

As for the other stats, those seem a bit more accurate to me, but 11 percent hooking up with someone they met on the site?  Whatever happened to people being nervous about someone they meet online?  I remember the first time I went to hang out with someone I met online, and we both laughed about our “check in with me” friends who was sure one of us was going to kill the other one.

The times, they are a changin’.

What say you?  Believe the numbers?


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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