In a digital driven dating world, how do you know whether to text or call? Some may say that texting has completely ruined the world of dating, but we have to disagree. There are many instances when you should pick up the phone and have an actual conversation instead of texting a response, but there are some cases where sending a text is okay. So as a modern Shakespeare might say, “To text or to call? That is the question.”
1. Text: When you saw something that reminded you of him/her.
A cute, flirty way to tell your date that they are on your mind, send them a quick text. Something like, “Saw the cutest puppy today, here’s a picture,” is bound to make them smile.
2. Call: When you have to cancel plans.
Sending a text can be like a game of telephone, the message doesn’t always get across the way you want it to. When it comes to letting someone down and canceling date plans, calling is the best method.
3. Text: When following-up after a date.
After a date’s over, and you know it went well; it’s okay to send an “I had a great time tonight” text. Less intense than a phone call, it will let your date know that you’re still interested without too much pressure.
4. Call: When you have something serious to talk about.
Whether you want to discuss something serious such as the next step in your relationship or talk about something that has been bothering you, a call is your best bet. When texting, it can be easy to feel the need to craft the “perfect response” instead of saying what you truly feel. To be sure you’re having an honest conversation, make a phone call
5. Text: When you want to check-in.
Between work and socializing it can seem like a pain, and old fashioned, to make time for a phone call. A phone call can be nice for a deeper conversation, but when casually asking about your day or just checking in to make sure you made it home okay, a text is the most appropriate.
6. Call: When making plans.
Instead of sending 10 texts back and forth to make a plan about when, where and how your date is going to happen, just pick up the phone. Planning a date shouldn’t be complicated.
In a world where almost all of us carry a mini-computer in our pockets, it can be hard to determine whether to call or text in the world of dating. Communication is one of the most important parts of a relationship so it is important that you do it right. Use these communication do’s and don’ts, and you’ll be ready to score dates two, three, four, all the way to the love of your life.