Dating calling texting
December 1992 marks the moment that everything changed, however.In the first week of that month, a 22-year-old Vodaphone software engineer named Neil Papworth sent the world's first text message.Since we live in a fast-paced digital world where texting and tweeting has replaced the human voice in matters of the heart, we often rely too heavily on the meaning of each text message.When it comes to love and romance, that good morning text or smiley face emoticon can make your day.Receiving a text when your date gets home to say he had a great time will help you fall asleep with a smile on your face.Hearing the chime on your phone with a simple, "Sweet dreams" is an almost guarantee that you'll be dreaming about him.
Texting is a great way to stay connected to someone you are madly in love with, and a convenient tool to touch base with casual or new dating partners.
Despite their remarkable weight and size, cell phones at the time weren't yet equipped to send texts; Papworth sent the first text, "Merry Christmas," via keyboard to a colleague's phone [source: Shannon]. In just a few years, phones would be regularly equipped to send and receive short message service (SMS) and a person interested in asking someone out had a new conundrum: text or call?
As with any new technology, the etiquette associated with texting remains a bit murky; there's no definitive way to guide an already nervous would-be date.
On the other hand, text to say hello, good morning, or good night, or to make specific plans that don’t require an actual phone conversation.
When you first start dating someone, share what your expectations are for calls and texts.Instead, the decision to text or call to ask another person out on a date is an individual one, and is based on context.Depending on who's being asked, the decision can speak volumes.Calling all human beings who date: Texting as the go-to means of communication needs to stop!