Dating and texting etiquette Dirty cam2cam

Although relationships are of the flesh, in our day and age of digital reality and instant communication, if you are dating, you will be texting.

And although your relationship is built around the face-to-face time you spend with your partner and texting is merely a way to communicate -- like the Pony Express was back in the day -- there are do's and dont's to texting the person you're seeing that I've found helpful.

With that being said, there is also the other side of the coin… The Too Quick Rule: If it takes me two days to respond to you, don’t respond immediately. Give them some time to think that you missed their call instead of them knowing that you ignored it. This is especially appropriate in situations like this “traffic is horrible LOL.” Obviously, you’re not laughing out loud at the traffic.

This rule is particularly pertinent in dating situations. An old roommate of mine had some great wisdom about relationships when he told me “there’s always one person in a relationship that likes the other person less, and you never want to be the person who is liked less.” If you continue to text them after no responses, you’re the person who is liked less. Some people like to use lol in every text when a simple “haha” will do.

For starters, here’s a list of dos and don’ts to make sure you don’t cause him/her to run for the hills or, worse yet, never even get a chance to know how fabulous you truly are. ” text once you’re past the early stages of dating is always nice.

It can also be great in a relationship to send a quick note letting your guy or girl know you’re thinking about them once it’s established that there is mutual interest (provided you aren’t only going into date number two).

Remind yourself that whatever you drunk text is likely going to annoy, or even worse, anger the recipient, and you will end up looking a fool. Get a second opinion from a trusted friend, or if the text really bothers you, reply with something neutral and then bring it up to your date in person. This is especially important for women who are dating (and texting with) men.

We all get drunk from time to time, but as a general rule of thumb, when you're partying, give your texting finger a vacation. Men are pretty simple creatures when it comes to their phones. Passive-aggressive behavior via text is just as unacceptable a form of communication as it is in real life. With words, sexting can be very exciting (hey, I'm a writer).If we are interested, “I’ll give you a call” and actually doing it jets you to the top of the list in our book.Texting is appropriate when you’re setting the time for your plan, making the plan itself, or even confirming a date the day before.“A note saying ‘I had a great time last night’ or ‘Thinking of you’ is less intrusive than a phone call but very sweet.” Other prime texting times would be if your date has mentioned an important upcoming meeting or event.Sending a quick “Good luck at your meeting; you’ll do great! “Texting is OK for simple exchanges of information — meet me here, see you there — but I want to hear my girl say hi,” notes Adam Dreyfus, 37, of New Canaan, CT.” beforehand or a “Hope your interview went well—looking forward to hearing about it” afterward are the equivalent of little love darts into your date’s heart. Though it can get addictive, having endless and lengthy text conversations in place of voice-to-voice action is a bad idea. “I was dating a woman who texted me all the time, but it wasn’t the same as being at work, stressed out and behind schedule, then hearing the phone ring and hearing her voice.

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