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42% of UK Men Put Internet and Sex Before Food and Shelter

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How important is your internet connection?

The internet has changed the way we live in a very short period of time. So much so, that the idea of not having internet can be unsettling for some. But just how important is internet access? According to men in the UK, it's second only to sex. According to a survey carried out by TP-LINK, a UK company that provides small office/home office and SMB networking products, many men valued sex and internet access over warm shelter and food.

According to the survey, which was conducted in the UK and Ireland between February and March with a sample size of 3000 people (males and females 18-55+ years of age), 42 percent of men rank sex and internet access higher priorities than food and shelter.

"As our recent research shows, in the current increasingly digital world, quick and easy connectivity is one of the main concerns in people’s minds in the UK," said Eric Wang, Country Manager at TP-LINK UK. "As the global leading supplier of WLAN devices, our goal is not only to provide high quality devices, but develop products that enable fast and reliable Internet connections at home and in the office, fulfilling the need for efficient connectivity impacting all aspects of our lives."

Interestingly, while 51 percent say the web has improved their friendships and a quarter contribute a heightened sense of belonging to the web, only 7 percent credit the internet with improving their love lives.

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    cuhknick , June 19, 2013 3:10 AM
    Summary:
    TP-LINK, a company relies on selling network equipment and service said some ppl put internet before food and shelter.
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    flamethrower205 , June 19, 2013 3:17 AM
    Study: 42% of men in the UK have never had to fend for themselves in the wild.
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    Parsian , June 19, 2013 3:34 AM
    Lack of internet can drive one nutz for a while until one gets back to normal routines of doing other things that is not web based.

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    jankeke , June 19, 2013 3:43 AM
    "42% of UK Men Put Internet and Sex Before Food and Shelter"

    So ? I'd even put that before oxygen and gravity.
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    fixxxer113 , June 19, 2013 3:46 AM
    If memory serves, TP-LINK is a Chinese company, not a UK one.
    Also, the actual question from the survey is not mentioned, so it's not clear on what basis is Internet Access more important than food and shelter.
    Finally, why is it strange that it's more important than sex?? Internet access is vital nowadays for work and for staying informed and in touch with the world. Of course it's more important than sex (maybe not psychologically, but practicaly :p )!! It's like saying that your job is more important than a haircut...
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    eiskrystal , June 19, 2013 4:23 AM
    Fixxxer... Sex came first apparently.

    I think we can assume that this is bull. Starve em for a week then ask them if they want a chip butty or internet for an hour.
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    samal90 , June 19, 2013 5:28 AM
    when the post-apocalyptic world hits...people in developed countries will be the first to die off....we have no survival skills whatsoever. I think people had life way to care free for the past years. People take food and shelter for granted...but its not the case..you could lose it all in a heartbeat...then we'll talk.
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    batuchka , June 19, 2013 6:28 AM
    We are all wanking in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
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    soldier44 , June 19, 2013 7:08 AM
    Put that 42% in the elements for a week without food water or shelter and see how they change their minds. Sounds like a bunch of fat lazy introverts that have never been in the woods other than to take a leak after whining about no bathroom close by.
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    alidan , June 19, 2013 7:10 AM
    if i only had food and shelter and i had to live with just that, i would kill myself... i want a quality of life, not just live life.
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    mapesdhs , June 19, 2013 7:19 AM
    eiskrystal and fixxxer113 make valid points. Unless one has had to contend
    with serious hunger and lack of shelter, I hardly think a survey can expect
    to receive sensible responses from such a question, whatever it was.

    Ian.

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    USAFRet , June 19, 2013 7:29 AM
    "42% of UK Men Put Internet and Sex Before Food and Shelter"

    In other words, most UK men value food and shelter over internet and sex.

    (depending on what the actual question was)
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    JPNpower , June 19, 2013 8:13 AM
    New study shows that 80% of California men value their iPhones over their mobile devices.
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    gilgamex , June 19, 2013 8:28 AM
    You can't compare something you need vs something you want. The idea is that people live their lives in many ways to automatically accomodate they basic need for food and shelter. So you will always value it because you need to, but like alidan in the comments said, I want to live a quality life not just live life, so the survey itself is a bit flawed because food and shelter are a backbone obvious NEED. Does that make sense?
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    SteelCity1981 , June 19, 2013 8:58 AM
    lol that's just goes to show you how stupid people are why would you put internet over food. I mean if you are going to survive to continue to use the internet you need food!
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    Jacek Ringwelski , June 19, 2013 10:03 AM
    I agree with most of the other commenters, stupid survey. You can't accurate pit a necessity over a luxury and expect people to pick the necessity, especially when they don't usually have to think about it because they ensure it due to instinct. It's like asking would you rather breath or use the internet?
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    headscratcher , June 19, 2013 10:05 AM
    Meh, I am looking forward to ED. Sex has seldom been any real benefit to my life and I am tired of being slave to it. If sex is off the table, the utility of the internet goes down by half at least.
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    headscratcher , June 19, 2013 10:09 AM
    Meh, I am looking forward to ED. Sex has seldom been any real benefit to my life and I am tired of being slave to it. If sex is off the table, the utility of the internet goes down by half at least.
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    headscratcher , June 19, 2013 10:41 AM
    Meh, I am looking forward to ED. Sex has seldom been any real benefit to my life and I am tired of being slave to it. If sex is off the table, the utility of the internet goes down by half at least.
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    slomo4sho , June 19, 2013 10:58 AM
    What man doesn't put sex before food and shelter?
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