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

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.

  • cuhknick
    TP-LINK, a company relies on selling network equipment and service said some ppl put internet before food and shelter.
  • flamethrower205
    Study: 42% of men in the UK have never had to fend for themselves in the wild.
  • Parsian
    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.

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

    So ? I'd even put that before oxygen and gravity.
  • fixxxer113
    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...
  • eiskrystal
    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.
  • samal90
    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.
  • batuchka
    We are all wanking in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
  • soldier44
    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.
  • alidan
    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.