The one-word answer is akin to the smile and nod in face-to-face conversation.
Over the past few years it seems that almost every dating dilemma I hear from my coaching clients and girlfriends has something to do with the texting. He told her how busy he was and she felt flattered that he was keeping in touch.
Texting and dating definitely isn’t just for 20 year olds anymore. “Melissa” stayed up until 3 AM texting with her dude. She wants to know how to stop obsessing over him being The One.
Also, it conveys that she doesn’t have friends, doesn’t do anything, and isn’t active.
It doesn’t necessarily mean any of these things, but that’s the perception it can give.
Etiquette | Texting & Messaging | Safety Growing up, my mother used to teach etiquette classes, so I grew up knowing which fork to use when, how to be chivalrous, and how best to communicate your ideas.
While I may have rolled my eyes about this as a teenager (who didn’t?!
Then texting had to come along and change the game entirely.
What was once a composed game of chess is now more like a chaotic round of Twister. Anyhow, it seems silly to think about, but the more I do, I realize that a lot of turmoil in the early stages of dating has come from a lack of what I believe is necessary daily communication.
And online dating is all about perception at the beginning.
For people who are dabbling in the virtual dating world, I’ve compiled a list of tips to help out in as many ways as I can. What works for one may not work for another, so experiment and find out what works best for you.
If you haven’t tried it, probably many of your friends have.