I believe the growing preference for texting has a lot to do with its impersonal nature.

It’s much easier to launch a new relationship by exchanging texts than it is to talk.

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Not to mention, boys basically speak their own language, so trying to decipher what the heck they’re saying via text is an uphill battle.

But there are a few tricks of the trade that make texting guys a little easier.

It’s also very easy to say and do things over a screen that one would never have the nerve to do face to face (or say ear to ear).

That would make things easier I suppose, but it also creates new problems. When texting, the other party cannot receive those fine nuances of communication such as tone of voice, held back giggles, excited breathing, or body language that demonstrates anxiety, happiness or growing irritation.

" is a low key, no pressure way to express appreciation for someone’s time. You’d think everyone would know this already, but I guess common sense ain’t real common! Oh, and if you notice that you are having most of your relationship via texting, you need to move things along to the face to face level or just end it. Do not send text after text describing your every move, every conversation, or every thought. What in the world is going on with this "sexting" stuff?

Texting while in a face-to-face conversation is just as rude as blabbing away on a call. The fact that your coworker was late for the 10th time this month is of no importance to anyone but you. Unless what you are texting involves the recipient in some manner, and is very urgent (or at least a funny joke to break up our day), then don’t send a text. Why would females send pictures of naked body parts (including their genitalia) over cell phones?

It’s actually a pretty big leap from one to the other.

With the onset of dating apps and social media, it’s easier than ever to connect with new people — and you don’t even have to leave your couch to do so.

This means only send them three unanswered texts before deciding it’s time to admit defeat.