Singles using iOS are more likely to phone shame a date who uses an Android device

Singles using iOS are more likely to phone shame a date who uses an Android device
According to, how you are judged during a date depends greatly on the kind of smartphone you are using. According to the matchmaking website's annual "Singles in America" survey, iOS users are 21 times more likely to give their date a bad grade if they are using an Android flavored handset. Can you imagine this conversation taking place between a mother and daughter? "So, how was your date last night, Petunia?" "Mom, I thought this could be the one. He has a secure high paying job. He loves kids and puppies, and we both voted for the same candidate.  We watch the exact same television shows and we love the same bands. It's just that he is...well, you know." "Petunia, he sounds perfect. WHAT is the problem?" "Mom (Petunia starts crying).He's...he's an Android user." Both Mother and daughter collapse in a hail of tears.

Android users shouldn't feel like they take the high road. Those who do happen to tote a phone powered by Google's open source OS are 15 times more likely to look down at someone just because they use an iPhone. And only God knows what iOS and Android users think of someone using a BlackBerry 10 or Windows powered device. also found that 75% of singles gave their date a bad score for answering a cellphone on a first date. 66% do not want to see the person they are out with, sending a text during the date. 58% said that they are turned off by seeing their date's phone screen-side up on a table while conversing with them. And if you want to improve the odds that an evening will turn out to be successful, consider that 45% of singles consider it a turn-on if their date keeps his or her phone hidden in a pocket while out together.

Strangely enough, 29% considered it a turn on if the person they are out with took a phone call during a date. And while your friends might consider you a dork for not being subscribed to any social media site, 26% of singles saw that as a turn-on. Still, 50% of those surveyed found constant social media use to be a turn-off. 

source: via TheVerge



1. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

I'm using both android and ios , the statement is kind off true . The android shame part doesn't apply to Samsung though.. because unfortunately most people know only iPhone and Samsung , The rest are considered to be junk.

80. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Windows mobile users are considered mysterious and sexy. Many dates have commented on it and were very curious. It's like another world for them lol.

104. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

This is sooo ridiculous where these youth ppl especially womens aiming to.. This is exactly how it is.. Stupid brainwashed women espec in uk or usa.. Thinking only for money, they are so naive that iphone is best and if man has android automatically they will hate that guy.. Jesus christ.. This place on the earth with human civilisation collapsing! Will end soon

2. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 619; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

That's alot of pathetic people.

81. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That's a lot of blue balls if that's how you handle your business with the ladies.

97. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't know its true. I would not be bother if my date use a iPhone, Android phone or WP phone or feature phone. Its their choice, their life. If that how you decide easy just say so and make phone as one of your status. Save everybody time.

105. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

But on this planet are MORE pathetic ppl(women) unfortunately.. It is really alarming.. Do u know how an "date" will look like in 50 years? Over phone woman wil never take eyes from mobile phone. Will be endlessly starring on fkin fakebook or snapsht or twatter..

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"he's an Android user." Both Mother and daughter collapse in a hail of tears." only on iPhonearena family

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"WHATis the problem?" "Mom (Petunia starts crying). He's...he's an Android user." It's crazy indeed.

12. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015


4. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I bulls**t you not, I don't show that I have iPhone until like couple days has passed. I feel ashamed sometimes. I also avoid just taking it out of pocket in public for no reason... I feel much better using my Galaxy S4 in public.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31606; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Stop lying. If you had any game about yourself, you wouldn't need to worry about your phone. That was a weak attempt to diss the iPhone, and try to be justified by lying that you own one. Oldest trick in the book.

34. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Plus, he said Galaxy S4. Does my time machine finally work or does he need to step his upgrade game up as well?

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31606; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol! He needs a big time upgrade step up.

68. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S4 does more than the present iPhone. Its 16MP camera takes better pictures. It has a higher resolution vs the base iPhone as well. Has removable batter, headphone jack, sdcard support. MHL support and has features that let you operate the phone without using your hands. I still have my S4...right here at my desk. Even though the S3 was the last S I ever owned until I got an S6, I bought this S4 to use as a spare. Other than the fact it has way to many gimmicky features which bogs it down until you turn them off, it has been great after upgrading it too Android 5.01 it has been very fast. I only use it for calls as its for work only. But it works great and I like it for what I need it for. Even though its on VZW, its unlocked an works with my T-SIM. But you don't know for sure if he has an S4 or not. Right? Also doesn't make what he said any less true. I think all Galaxy phone users should look down on iPhone users. After all they pay what we pay, but don't have what we have. Give them a taste of their own medicine. But see, we are better \than that. You don't have to argue when you have the best.

5. Ironboned

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Jesus where the f**k do you get your informations Phonearena? Really don't you shame about these retarded topics ? Everyday I check this stupid website and everyday some retarded topics.

6. maherk

Posts: 7014; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And the same could be said about Android users, they think they are smarter than those who pick an iOS. Stupid world we live in.

7. maherk

Posts: 7014; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

iOS device*

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"And the same could be said about Android users, they think they are smarter than those who pick an iOS" Smarter in which sense it you talking about? I think I've made the smartest choice in picking Android over iOS... then again, it's all subjective and personal preference.

41. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Android is for smart tech and open source forefront technology. Apple is for dopey fools.. For decades, the most vocal, active and vicious haters were Apple fans. Apple fanboyism used to be about computers, and Apple systems have always been in the minority. The main rival and object of Apple-fan derision, Microsoft, Windows and Windows users, had the luxury of remaining more aloof in the platform wars because Windows’ dominance was so absolute, or appeared to be. To the Apple fan, there was so much to mock and deride about Windows and its apologists that a market, of sorts, emerged for anti-Windows rants. As a result of this demand, a career path was born: The professional fanboy troll hater. Reading these obsessive, detailed and often apoplectic attack pieces became a kind of entertainment for Apple fans. Professional pro-Apple trolls make their living seeking out criticism of Apple and Apple products, and nit-picking every word to death. A typical counter-argument will literally post an article sentence-by-sentence, with long-winded argument leveled against every word. The trolls make their living with blogs and even otherwise respectable publications by pushing the facts to an extreme, and combining personal attacks with mockery to excite emotion in the reader. The reason this works economically is that the emotion and controversy is a win-win. When they attack you, a non-response is a win for the troll. They win the argument by forfeiture. Their readers see the attack, but not the rebuttal. They encounter the object of that attack exclusively through the context set up by the troll, so even the criticized article is presented in a way that routes around objective judgement. But if you defend yourself or attack them back, that’s an even bigger win for the troll, because it drives traffic to their sites and posts and helps them build their “brand” and name recognition.

58. mikehunta727 unregistered

Didn't read the wall of garble and neither will most here, sorry you had to write all that and everyone just skips past it

93. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The only reason you won't read is, because he is talking about people like you! Lol

95. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Keep telling yourself that....if it helps you cope with your ridiculous position.

96. darkkjedii

Posts: 31606; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I flicked scrolled right passed it, just like I do Techies iRants.

98. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

You just love lies and BS instead off the truth.....

99. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You can't be "A true Patriot" with the spelling errors you made here....

70. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Buying Android vs iOS in fairness doesn't make you smarter or dumber. What will make that choice smarter or dumber is yoru reasons. If your reason are as follows 1 - Because my best friends has one 2 - it matches my favorite_______ 3 - Because its the most popular thing to buy then you are and will be a stupid idiot for buying, whichever. I watch people here complain about battery-life. Its because they have an iPhone with bad battery-life. But even though the Galaxy has a better battery and longer life, they won't buy it because of some "stupid" brand loyalty. That makes them stupid for nit buying an option that would work better based on their usage. So yeah...that's why they are dumb!

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! The "Pathetic" Android, eh? The poor man's OS...! Anyhow, I'm a realist... I don't brag, I don't pose, I hate to talk about "Me" and I always try to be myself, and I'm not afraid or shy of my financial status, my looks, my phone or perhaps my 'wheels'...! Why pretend to be someone you're not...? And if someone judges you not by your personality but by the money in your pocket, the size of 'something' in your pants, or perhaps the phone in your hand, then trust me... It's not worth it...! Oh well, G'Day!

10. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Been using Android for years... Current phone is an S6 (Vanillla version, don't like them bloody edges). I bought my phone for... Myself...! Tried an SE and S6 back to back at a demo shop and the poor little pathetic SE with ancient looks didn't stand a chance...! Did the same thing in the mid 90's (sort of)... I was looking for a 2-Wheeled roadster (a.k.a Street Fighter and... Ahem... NAKED BIKE...!). Considering both The Ducati Monster M900 and Triumph Speed Triple 955i... Test rode both bikes... Got The Triumph even though everyone was telling me to go with The Ducati in Marblo Red...! Triumph was quicker, faster, more reliable, comfortable and less vibey... Whereas Ducati was brash, vibey, loud, Italian and... VERY RED...! Didn't fall for the red head...! Oh well, G'Day!

9. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOLOLOL. Here we go. Android sucks, IOS sucks, Windows Phone/Mobile sucks Apple sucks Microsoft sucks Google sucks Samsung sucks. Androids the best, iOS is the best, Windows Phone/Mobile is the best, Apples the best Microsoft's the best Google's the best Samsung's the best Fandroids are dumb iSheep are dumb Fandroids are geniuses iSheep are geniuses Does Microsoft even have a type LOL? Noone even cares about Blackberry.

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