This week’s question is one of my favorites yet, because it involves a topic I think a lot of people in the dating world are dealing with. For better or worse, texting has changed the way we communicate. Call me old school, but I sort of feel like sometimes we’re dating our phones. What do you think?
Q: I met this great guy the other night and I was wondering what the rules are for texting. Do you wait for him to text you the next day or are you supposed to initiate conversation? If he doesn’t text you immediately does it mean he just not that into you?
A: This is one of my favorite questions, because it involves so many questions! In general, that’s what texting does to the dating world. It creates way too many questions. Personally, I like a guy to do me the courtesy of calling me on the phone to discuss plans to meet up, etc. I just feel it is the kind, respectful thing to do. Others prefer texting, and I completely understand that. However, be aware that it’s a guy (or girl) worth dating, you really won’t have all of these stressful questions. He’ll simply make it known he’s interested in you, and he’ll get in touch. When you do communicate, I strongly suggest taking your conversations off of texting as much as possible, and meeting up in person to get to know each other better.