Facebook, texting and other social networking tools cause new couples to have sex faster, a recent survey has shown.

A total of 80 per cent of women and 58 per cent of men quizzed in a survey by Shape and Men’s Fitness magazines said that they believe that digital intimacy encourages couples to sleep together sooner.

But only 38 per cent of women admitted that they have slept with a guy sooner because of social networking tools.

Of those quizzed in the survey, 70 per cent of women and 63 per cent of men admitted to using Google and other online tools to screen potential partners.

65 per cent of the 1200 surveyed said they had been asked out by text and 49 per cent through a Facebook message.

Once couples get together, 72 per cent of women check out their partner’s ex-girlfriends’ Facebook pages.

But one per cent of people are so addicted to technology that they stop in the middle of sex to answer the phone, while five per cent glance to see who’s calling.

Too scared to dump your partner face to face? You’re not alone: 43 per cent of women and 27 per cent of men have reported that they have been dumped by text.

On the bright side, 81 per cent of respondents say they won’t de-friend an ex on Facebook and 75 per cent say they constantly check their ex’s page.