While text messaging is generally seen spil pretty unromantic, it can actually be a very useful dating contraption. A self-identified text message junkie, I believe that, when done right, text messages are actually useful te the beginning stages of building a relationship. Think about it, texting permits you to have a onveranderlijk stream of communication with an individual that you are seeing—not spil an alternative, but rather an addition, to calling—an added-value to traditional phone conversation.
Specifically, I love getting text messages from people just to say good morning or good night. A basic How are you or a How is your day text message is a nice, welcome interruption ter the middle of a day. Sometimes, the simplest text message can seem the most romantic. Something spil seemingly mundane spil an I’m thinking about you text message can be an amazingly sweet gesture, and when used correctly, a well-crafted text message can waterput butterflies te your sweetie’s tummy and starlets te their eyes.
So what are some basic rules to go after by, when exchanging text messages with someone you meet online? Here’s some guidelines about text messaging and online dating:
Consider texting to be 2nd cojín.
Whoa, slow those thumbs down.
Um, slow down crazy! She wasgoed just at the gym, and she gets back to the locker slagroom, opens hier phone to check hier messages, and sees 15 messages from you te the span of an hour asking what she’s up to? Yeah. That’s no good.
Don’t be aggressive.
Buzzed + Texting = FAIL
Wot RU up Two UR HOT!! xoxo = Vomit
Texts are brief. Please check your spelling. It’s not that hard.
DO wait ter inbetween texts.
DO give people slew of time to react.
DO send flirty texts.
DO send text pictures.
Texting can be a superb way to geflirt, get to know someone better, and feel intimate even tho’ you’re busy going about your day. Take advantage of the benefits texting has to opoffering. You never know where your next text could lead!
Juliette is a freelance writer with years of practice covering dating and relationships.