Rules of online dating and texting
Waiting for me were five lengthy text messages from a guy I had been seeing for two months. ” I scrolled up to show her my seven unanswered text messages before, his three blocks of text before that and so on.
“Oh my God, he’s so desperate,” my friend said when she saw my screen. My friend, who lived strictly by the rule that you should not double text for fear of looking too “thirsty,” as the kids call it, was aghast. My now-boyfriend has been teased for “texting like a girl,” but it was immediately one of my favorite things about him.
Plus, many of us have to waste time trying to find our reading glasses so we can even SEE the damn keyboard anyway!
So then why is there so much hesitation when it comes to picking up the phone?
So texting compatibility can be an important signifier of how communication would work in a long-term relationship.
My friend and I had just seen a play and, like everyone else in the theater, I took out my phone as the curtain came down.It's also very easy to say and do things over a screen that one would never have the nerve to do face to face (or say ear to ear).That would make things easier I suppose, but it also creates new problems.Use of texting as the primary method of communication is growing in popularity in every age group under 45, so said a study I recently came across. Texting requires skills and patience that I just don't have.I swear, my kid can text without looking, at a speed of at least 250 words per minute. I don't know why her fingers haven't burst into flames!
That’s why 58% of singles think texting makes dating more ambiguous, according to a recent study from online dating sites Christian Mingle and JDate.