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Technology and dating

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Technology can be great when you're looking for a date. Millions use online dating in hopes of finding a mate. But it can also hurt your love life.

Once you do start to date, you might want to put social media, Google, and even your cellphone away.

A new study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships found that when people were asked to discuss something meaningful, they reported less trust, empathy and lower relationship quality when a cell phone was in the room.

Michelle Frankel of NYCity Matchmaking said a common post-date complaint among her clients was about the use, or even mere presence, of a cell phone.

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