It’s no wonder, then, that text message miscommunications were a daily source of stress and anxiety.
It was yet another box to check as we sought a significant other: textual chemistry.
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.
Waiting for me were five lengthy text messages from a guy I had been seeing for two months."Oh my God, he’s so desperate,” my friend said when she saw my screen.“This is totally normal for us,” I explained. ” I scrolled up to show her my seven unanswered text messages before, his three blocks of text before that and so on.
I'd heard similar complaints from friends: potential dates who texted too much, too little; used too many emojis, didn’t seem to understand emojis at all; were too serious, used to many “lols” when they clearly were not .
Each text was carefully analyzed for hidden meaning.
I am an effusive texter, and in past relationships I would get frustrated when my multi-text theses would be answered with “yeah” or “sure.” I needed someone who was just as willing to give themselves carpal tunnel as I was.
As texting becomes a more socially acceptable way to make plans and stay in touch with romantic interests and friends, picking up the phone or meeting in person can unfortunately become more infrequent.
Texting has become a primary method of connection and communication in many potential or budding relationships, but does an overreliance on text messages make your relationship soar or suffer?
Here are two major problems associated with too much texting during the dating process: 1.
Texting too much before you meet your date in person can make it more difficult to connect in person.