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Twitter users are tossers who can't hold down a relationship

A new survey by dating site OKCupid has revealed what the world already knows – the more you use Twitter the less successful your relationships are and the more likely you are to have masturbated today.

It is the fun way you can play with statistics. OKCupid came to its conclusions by combining survey question results with what they’ve learned from their users’ activities and looked for patterns.

One of those patterns shows that frequent Twitter users appear to have shorter relationships and masturbate more.

It is based on OKCupid’s information from 833,987 of its users. It looked at relationship length patterns first.

An 18-year-old individual’s average relationship lasts about nine months if he or she is prone to using Twitter daily or about nine-and-a-half months if he or she isn’t a regular Twitter user. As you get older, the use of Twitter can knock up to two months off your relationship.

Statistically this does not mean that being a Twit does not cause shorter relationships, just that Twits tend to have shorter relationships.

Data from 21,315 OKCupid users, aged between the ages of 18 and 24, was used to determine that there is a two-to-one chance that a frequent Twitter user masturbated on any given day.

It does not mean that if you use Twitter you end up wanting to masturbate. It just means that if you are the type who uses the social notworking site you are more likely to admit it in an online poll.

So basically Twitter users are tossers who can’t hold down a relationship. Nothing you did not already know. 

4Chan plans "Involuntary Flashmob" at Times Square

Internet board 4Chan has been creating fake dating profiles on the likes of OKCupid in legion, all to lure desperate single men to New York’s Times Square for an “Involuntary Flashmob”.

A guide, featuring meme characters and a trollface at the bottom, has been posted on the 4Chan subreddit forum with the caption “Involuntary Flashmob”. The image suggests creating a fake profile as a mildly cute woman from NYC.

It recommends to “just use somechicks [sic] facebook to get several believable pics etc.” Then find “forever alone” men from around the NYC area. Get them to believe you’re interested.

And once they’ve taken the bait, it’s suggested they meet for a day outside a payphone on 46th Digital Store. You can then watch all the “forever alone” guys on “camera 2” through this webcam link. On Friday 13th.

The term “forever alone” has been popularised online to mean the sort of sad unlucky creature who would get his hopes up beyond all doubt about the chance of a date with absolutely anyone in the world.