You send a text when you don’t want to talk to someone, but you want to let them know you’re thinking of them.And what can be more flattering than conveying, electronically, the idea that you DON’T want to talk to the woman you’re courting?Essentially, guys across America are saying, “Hey, babe.

How are you supposed to progress the relationship if you never “touch-base” by actually speaking to one another? Or, am I just old fashioned (39) and not used to this new aspect of dating? Telling someone where you’re located in a crowded theater or bar. There’s no context, tone, voice, or facial expressions to modify your message. You’re encouraged to misspell, you’re discouraged from saying anything deep or meaningful.

Writing flirty or dirty notes to be provocative and naughty. The next thing you know, you’re having a vicious argument that could have been easily avoided in person. Essentially, texting is emailing for the lazy, illiterate and mobile.

Therefore, he’ll never feel the need to do all the heavy lifting of relationships such as “calling” and “dates”….

Understand this about men: they will usually do the least that they can to maintain their relationship. But here’s the real problem: there are women everywhere who are complete suckers for this crap.

So if he can text you at 11pm on Friday night after a week of silence and charm you with something like: “UR 2 hott! Maybe it’s a low self esteem thing, but as long as some desperate girl lets him get away with it, he’ll always have a low-maintenance sexual outlet.

Over the last several months, I have dated 3 men (not simultaneously) that I met on They all seem to have one thing in common: after 2-4 dates, they like to touch base with me during the week by sending me text messages to my cell phone!Please accept this weak form of communication and allow me to keep on sleeping with you.” And as long as you let them do it, they will continue to do it.Because texting is only enabled by the person who writes back to the text. You’re letting him know that it’s a poor way to reach you.Although I appreciate them thinking about me in the middle of the day, if we have gone out on several dates, at what point is it appropriate to expect a 5 minute phone call a few times a week?Is it too early in the dating process for phone contact? I think it should be used exclusively for only a handful of things: Letting someone know that you’re lost or running late. But anyone who’s ever used it knows how conversations can easily take a wrong turn.