Everyone has sent a text message, perhaps amorous in nature, and re-read it after it made into the electronic communication soup. Did you fat-finger a word or two? Did T9 predictive text mangle your words? I ended a text to a friend with "I love you" to a platonic friend once, which is way more embarrassing than saying it as you hang up the phone. I had to write back immediately that I was on a very powerful cough medication. But inadvertently sending a spicy little note to someone, can you imagine the embarrassment? New Relationship Rules: Texting & IMing
According to Reuters, one in five Britons have had to imagine (nay, experience) the embarrassment firsthand. The number spikes to greater than forty percent for people 25 and under with both genders having gaffed equally, per a study by some mobile phone carrier or another. The survey goes on to say that 10% of mobile telephony enthusiasts have been caught sending a randy note to a lusted one or, as it happens one out of five times, someone in your contacts.
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Frankly, the iPhone is no helper in this realm. The basic setting for Apple's foray into the smart phone biz has text messages appearing whole hog on the phone's display as the message arrives. There is a great chance for giney and ding-dong talk getting very public, very quick-like. So, I appreciate people being caught, ugh, "sexting."
But as for sending explicit messages to someone "accidentally," are one-fifth of Englishmen that dumb? Is it possible, that Freud's statement that "there are no accidents" is right-on and that boobs pictures and sex talk are rarely, truly sent to the wrong people? The lesson, as always, is be careful and put a password on that phone. Text Message Flirting For Beginners
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Everyone has sent a text message, perhaps amorous in nature, and re-read it after it made its way into the electronic communication soup. Did you fat-finger a word or two? Did T9 predictively text mangle your words? Once, I ended a text to a platonic friend with "I love you," which is way more embarrassing than saying it as you hang up the phone. I had to write back immediately that I was on a very powerful cough medication. But inadvertently sending a spicy little note to someone... can you imagine the embarrassment? Keep Reading...
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