You’re single because your phone screen is cracked (yes, really)

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  • Apparently, your broken phone screen is what's holding you back from meeting your soul mate. Right.

    Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

    Hands up if you’ve ever cracked your phone screen and left it days before getting it repaired? Weeks? How about months?

    Be honest – are you looking at a cracked screen right now after having mastered the art of scrolling without getting a glass splinter?

    Well, you might want to make sure the next sentence is in a crack-free zone: it’s the reason that you’re single.


    No, it’s not because you’re wasting all your cash on your millennial love for lattes, and it’s not down to your Saturday hangover ritual of Netflix and ill.

    It’s your hideous phone screen that is putting off potential soul mates.

    The clever clogs over at released the results of their annual survey, Singles In America, where they essentially collate every tiny bit of information about our dating habits – the good, the bad, and the very weird.

    According to the report, we get pretty judgey if someone has a cracked phone screen – 86% of women are more likely to negatively judge a man – but they, in turn, are judging us back.

    The survey also found that 68% of men want to find love this year, and that talking to your Uber driver about your love life makes you three times more likely to have sex (but not with said Uber driver).


    It also lists some of the most hated dating advice clichés, including: ‘You’ve got to put yourself out there.’ Ugh.

    But it seems that actually, you don’t, because a whopping 270% of millennials are more likely to think it’s hot if you’re binge-watching the same TV shows.

    So watch as much as humanly possible on Netflix, hound your Uber driver for relationship advice, and if you really want to go the extra mile to meet ‘The One’, sort out your phone screen.

    Besides the last one, that’s pretty much our weekends in a nutshell anyway.

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