That little envelope appearing on the phone screen is today’s equivalent of AOL announcing “you’ve got mail.” Text messaging and e-mailing are crucial to dating today--from that initial flirty message, to setting up plans, to being a primary form of relationship communications.
The dating world is split: some love the convenience and confidence that semi-anonymous text and e-mail communications allow. Others think it's the end of romance and good manners. Love it or hate it, messaging is here to stay and the rules are being made up as we go along. Messaging mistakes can cause serious, if unintentional, damage to a new relationship. It's time to learn the new rules--and fast.
Your honey goes to take a shower, leaving a cell phone brimming with texts unattended…the temptation to prowl through can sometimes be too much. Snooping through an inbox that doesn't belong to you never ends well and puts serious damage to the trust level in your relationship. If you suspect cheating, find a more honest way to confront the issue that doesn't make you guilty of electronic breaking and entering.
No You Didn’t
There’s one relationship communication where texting will always put you in the wrong: the breakup conversation. If you've been seeing someone long enough that an official ending is necessary, you'll be forever branded as the Bad Guy/Girl if you end things electronically. Taking this coward's way out is sure to come back to haunt you--bad Karma can come in electronic form now too.
Get with the Program