Using Twitter will end your relationship 10 per cent early

Study says your love life could be in danger

Users of the social network may be at fault for their break-ups

Relationships between those who use Twitter last 5 to 10 per cent less in duration than those who do not, new research has shown.

According to the survey of 833,987 users of dating website OkCupid, those who regularly express themselves in 140 characters are more likely to experience a stunted romantic dalliance.

Disheartened social networkers looking for a silver lining will be encouraged though, by OkCupids failure to discover if the fault lies with them. A spokesperson for the website wrote, “Unfortunately, we have no way to tell who's dumping who here; whether the twitterati are more annoying or just more flighty than everyone else.”

In other loving information released from the survey, it was revealed that those that who tweet every day are twice as likely to, erm, ‘enjoy their own company’ as those who do not. This is true across all age and gender groups so, there you go.

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