A new survey starkly demonstrates just how emotionally detached technology is making women.

The latest global study by AVG Technologies, the anti-virus company, found that 57 percent of American women would rather give up sex than their smartphones for one week.

"We all recognize that face-to-face is usually better than Facebook when it comes to relationships, but when so many of us live such busy lives it's not surprising technology is increasingly being used as a substitute for one-on-one, in-person contact," said John Giamatteo, COO of AVG Technologies.

The study asked 4,000 women from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, France, Germany, and Brazil about their use of mobile phones and social media channels and whether it impacts their dating life.

More than 50 percent of women said they have or would break up with their partner over the phone, while more than 25 percent have or would via text message.

Most of the women, 61 percent, who would break up over the phone are 18 to 25 year olds, while older women, 45 to 54 year olds, said they would consider or have ended their relationships over the phone. Nearly 19 percent said they have or would break up over Facebook. 

"What's more telling is the extent to which women, both old and young, are now relying on technology in matters of the heart," Giamatteo said. "This study suggests an increasing level of detachment, where devices serve as agents to filter potential partners and release them when women are ready to move on. On a purely abstract note, we might even consider whether mobile devices and their trusty stream of insight will become the new primary relationship."

The strongest connection between a woman and her phone was seen in Brazil, where 61 percent of Brazilian women said they cancel their dates after digging up information on social media and 18 percent said they were likely to call it quits over Facebook.

But French women seem to opt for a more traditional approach and are less likely to depend on technology to handle their relationships. French women are also least likely to snoop around their partner's social media pages and read his text messages, while Brazilians snooped the most with 50 percent admitting to reading their partner's texts and seeking his whereabouts.

Women in the United States were also heavily reliant on their smartphones. Approximately 57 percent were willing to not have sex for one week if having sex would mean they would never see their phone again.