For our last tale in our year-long series, Kasey explores one of the perils that comes with dating in the digital age: Texting.
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“No more; the text is foolish.” King Lear IV. ii.
Yes, we all text. Texting is not inherently bad, by any means. But you if you want to woo a pretty girl, don’t do it!
You need to call the girl. You need to hear her voice, and she needs to hear your voice. If she doesn’t like your voice, texting won’t save you because she’ll have to hear you speak if you ever go out with her.
Plus, there are so many ways people can misconstrue text messages. If a text message is misunderstood, you’ll just have to call and apologize anyway.
Here are just a few things people miss out on in text messages, all of which can make a girl feel better (or worse, so be careful) about you:
For example, she will be able to understand your sarcasm because of your pitch and intonation. Or, she can get you’re SUPER EXCITED to see her again because you sound happy and slightly nervous.
Texting has its uses. It’s not all bad. But if you are trying to date someone, just call them. In the end, calling just means “I like you so much. I’m calling just to hear your voice.” And that realization will make anyone feel good.
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