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Researchers and tech-watchers have long understood that the chirping, insatiable temptations of our little screens change the way we interact with other people 'IRL' (in real life).

London - Single men may think sexts are a good way to flirt, but the majority of women see them as a turn-off.

According to Match.com’s annual Singles in America survey, 75 percent of women say they don’t enjoy getting sexy photos from men, and 61 percent say even clothed selfies are bad.

Unsurprisingly, the opposite was true for men; the study found that three-quarters of male respondents say they are happy to receive a revealing photo from the opposite sex.

One thing that does turn a man off when it comes to texting, however, is abbreviated text speak; 39 percent said they’d rather a woman spell out the whole word “you” than use “u”, for example.

Men are also not fans of getting texts during work hours. Indeed, 45 percent said they’d prefer to communicate via SMS when they’re not on the clock.

By contrast, nearly two-thirds of women – 63 percent – said they actually enjoy receiving texts at work, which could have something to do with their better ability to cope with distractions.

Rutgers University professor Helen Fisher, who helped develop the survey, said of this particular finding: “Testosterone compartmentalises the male brain – giving many men the ability to focus deeply, but narrowly. As a result of this brain architecture, many men prefer to do one thing at a time – an email from a potential mate just distracts their focus.”

Women may not like receiving sexy photos, but more than a third do like sending them; 36 percent admitted to having texted a revealing photo of themselves to a man.

And among singles who have received sexy photos from the opposite sex, 26 percent of men and 23 percent of women admit to sharing the photo with friends.

So instead of texting a sexy selfie, men should consider sending non-sexual photos, which are enjoyed by 79 percent of women, or emoticons, which 76 percent of females like. – Daily Mail

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