In the initial stages of dating, think of texting Whether you’re just doing it because it’s how you began (i.e.online), or because you want to avoid saying difficult topics out loud, “nothing good comes from trying to discuss emotionally-charged issues through an electronic device,” says dating coach Neely Steinberg, author of Early on, you have to be careful.
But I am a guy who is fond of online dating sites, so I have a few tips that might help you when using them.
The person you’re texting doesn’t necessarily know you or your sense of humor.
So re-read, double-check, and be careful: “Your texts are stripped of tone and facial expressions—no matter how many emoticons you include,” says House.
In October of 2009, Alice Zhao's boyfriend gave her a gift to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their first date: a Word document containing all of the text messages they'd exchanged during the previous year. This October, to commemorate their sixth year together, Zhao took that Word doc and expanded it.
She took the texts from their first year together and then compared them to another set of data she'd gathered: texts from their sixth year—a year that saw the two transitioning from engaged to newlywed.