When to text.
As I venture out more and more in the dating scene, I’ve gotten more annoyed with the amount of text-messaging that happens there.
Yeah, I know I sound like a huge loser, that I’m not with it. Believe me, I do my fair share of texting and have even had entire relationships (or so it seems) via text. But the more I witness it, the more I think texting is ruining relationships.
Think about it. People really DO say things via text that they wouldn’t say if they picked up the phone. I’m not just talking about the 3 am scandy text-message, I’m talking about the weak chit-chat that happens.
I’ve had guys send me one-word message for the sheer sake of me responding, “huh?”
Guess what? I don’t respond to those messages, so the game doesn’t work with me. Call me old school, but if a guy wants to ask me out, it’s time to pick up the phone and call me. I deserve a little effort.
I am not completely against texting in dating, but I think it should be used for logistics—things like, “running late,” or “what street?”
Not full-blown conversations. Those are for the phone and/or dinner dates.
What do you think?
Posted on January 30, 2012, in The Squeeze and tagged dating, first date, Holly A. Phillips, How to Make Lemonade, love, relationships, single, The Bitter Lemon. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.