AskMen recently polled men in various subjects from drink orders to fashion statements to careers. The Great Male Survey 2012 Edition gives a good insight into the male mind, especially into some aspects of the digital age.
According to AskMen, 79 percent of men still prefer to pursue women face-to-face, but a surprising 21 percent prefer online interactions, a nod to the ever-growing online dating world.
64 percent of those surveyed have a neutral attitude towards technology. Around 48 percent check their emails by the minute, up until lights out. 64 percent check their social feeds first thing in the morning. The poll didn’t ask how many men use Facebook – what’s your guess? Less than 5 percent don’t use or have one at all? Over half of the respondents said that a glance at a potential mate/date’s profile page is the extent of pre-stalking he will do. 47 percent don’t care if their partners are friends with their exes on Facebook, and 55 percent keep exes in their network after a breakup.
10 percent of men surveyed admit to Googling their date’s name pre-date, but word of mouth, and a recommendation from a friend is preferred (49 percent).
18 percent admit to sexting to keep up a woman’s interest, another 18 to spark interest. Don’t worry ladies. 83 percent of men say that they would never share sexts with a friend (17 percent would…).
Last one: “Which social media outlet do you think is the most useless for men?” Answer: Pinterest with 35 percent.