The Next Gender Battle: Get That Laptop Out Of Bed
from the gotta-bicker-over-something dept
It used to be a battle over whether or not televisions belonged in the bedroom, but apparently, the bigger question nowadays is whether or not laptops belong there as well. While this article is a bit jokey, it probably touches on a nerve for a lot of couples — with men wanting to bring their laptops into bed before going to sleep to check email/sports scores/stocks/etc., and women preferring the guys leave the laptops outside the bedroom. At least that’s how the article (written by a woman) is positioned — and it probably resonates with a lot of couples. However, the article does seem to stretch a bit in suggesting that laptop usage in the bedroom is a defense mechanism that’s destroying intimacy among couples. Perhaps all it’s really saying is that some guys need to find women who like to use their laptops in bed too. For many people, a laptop really is their “media portal” into the world — whether it’s communicating with people, being entertained or keeping up on the news. It’s not too surprising that many would prefer to read off the computer screen than pick up a book. Laptop usage, by itself, doesn’t seem like such a problem. It certainly could be a symptom of a relationship problem, but hardly the cause or sole indicator of one.