Blog Post: Calling vs. Texting
Updated: Sep 15, 2022
Texting.. It's the most popular way of communicating. Some of us hate it, and some of us prefer it over most forms of communication. But is it recommended when getting to know someone for the first time? Or when trying to establish a genuine relationship?
Texting has many pros and cons. It's simple, quick, and when you don't feel like physically saying words, you don't have to! BUT what if that's also the problem? What ever happened to the good ol' days when people picked up the phone and called someone? What ever happened to hour long phone calls with the person you actually liked or loved? Well..maybe that hasn't completely gone away. Personally, I have no problem with communicating via text with the person I'm interested in. But I do have to admit, it's nice to see an incoming call here and there. I see it as a sign of interest; someone being interested enough in engaging in a genuine conversation without the luxury of being face-to-face. Also, it's nice to actually hear someone's voice when you haven't in a while. Another con of texting is that it can cause some misunderstanding, especially when you're filled with the anxiety of whether the person you're dating is interested in you or not.
The funny thing is, we can edit a text message in which ever way we want to. We can add emoji's, punctuation marks, and capital letters, but this doesn't always mean our message is coming across the way we want it to. To avoid this, I would suggest having serious conversations over the phone, especially if you're trying to develop a serious relationship. It's a sign that you genuinely care for someone and you don't want them to take what you're trying to say in a different way than what was intended. So Pick up the Phone! And don't be afraid to break those texting habits, especially when you're dating.
- Autumn C.