As Valentine’s Day approaches, is there any room for text messaging in relationships? Yes…but be careful. In some instances, texting can lead to confusion and misinterpretation. Here are five ways to communicate with clarity:
Be courteous. Give your date or companion your full attention. Texting during dinner or during a conversation is just as bad as talking on your cell phone during a date. If you must text, warn your date ahead of time and keep it brief.
Be discreet. It’s best not to share bad news or break up with someone via a text message. Enough said.
Be flirty. It’s perfectly acceptable to flirt with someone via text – as long as the other person is comfortable receiving these types of texts. In other words, know the difference between being flirty and being dirty. If you flirt with each other in person, then a flirty message can be fun.
Be quick. If you need to send a quick note to someone, texting is a wonderful way to communicate, however, be mindful that some people prefer not to receive text messages. In that case, call them instead.
Be visual. Sending a picture or a short video is a great way for couples to connect on Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year. How nice would it be to receive a photo showing your sweetie blowing you a kiss or a video telling you he or she loves you?