Dating and text
It would be better for both of you if you were the other way around. Let’s for a moment assume we agree that fewer texts and more personal attention is more beneficial for your potential relationship.How are you going to communicate your need for less texting and more real time, without offending your date? You aren’t saying, “I want to text less.” You are saying, “I am enjoying getting to know you.I want to give our relationship a good opportunity for growth.Would you mind if we developed our relationship over the phone and in person and hold off on texting? In addition, you’ve articulated what does work for you.Next, speak with your date about their preferences.See where your preferences and values align and differ. Your investment in setting healthy boundaries now will set the tone and pace of the relationship.Jewish wisdom teaches us that with the effort comes the reward.
The question is, are you sharing a real connection, something which brings two people together, or is texting creating unemotional connections?
Answering the phone at dinner and using it in the cinema (stock image pictured) also made the list The study, compiled by Talk Talk Mobile, found that over half of British men believe it is acceptable to end a relationship over text, whereas 62 per cent of women think that only face-to-face break ups are acceptable.
While over three quarters of people believe they have good mobile relationship manners, four in ten people have completely misinterpreted a poorly written text - and sarcasm is the most common pitfall.
This may not be an easy conversation for you to have (and it definitely isn’t one you can send in a text message! Speaking over the phone, or even better, in person, about technology and etiquette will tell you if you and your potential partner are on the same page.
If you two can’t agree about texting while dating, I wonder what else you may not agree on.