Posted January 11, 2018 08:20:03 A new survey from YouGov has found that millennials are spending more time online than their elders.
The results were published online on Wednesday, and were released alongside a report on how millennials are choosing the best way to start a new relationship.
The research found that, according to the YouGov survey, millennials have spent roughly 30% of their waking hours online, with more than half of them on mobile devices.
The study also found that millennial women spend a lot more time on Facebook, with almost two-thirds spending more than two hours a day on the platform.
A majority of millennials (56%) said they had used their mobile device to send messages.
And nearly two-fifths of them said they were “using Facebook as a way to communicate with someone else.”
The survey also found some surprising findings.
The most common reasons millennials gave for wanting to connect with a new partner were “I’m lonely,” “I want someone who shares my interests,” and “I don’t want to get caught in a monogamous relationship.”
The most frequently mentioned reasons for not being in a relationship were “family,” “family-related” and “family and friends.”
Overall, most millennials said they wanted to be able to meet someone new, but that they didn’t want a commitment to a relationship.
This could be because millennials are increasingly embracing technology, with nearly half of those surveyed saying they had been able to send a text to a friend or have a Facebook status update.
They also said they have no desire to spend a significant amount of time alone.
According to the survey, just 17% of millennials said that they were single, with another 18% saying they were in a committed relationship.