Dating and texting men

The difference, of course, is that texting your best friends is a fun diversion, whereas texting someone you’re interested in can feel exhilarating but also exhausting. But the good-morning-how-was-your-day-goodnight banter — and the incessant distraction that came with it — all of that was off the table.Every interaction is laden with meaning: How long should I wait to write back? And thank god for that; the truth is, texting had already derailed our relationship once.

I had only made my first few sweaty, six-digits-and-hang-up forays into the art of calling a crush when AIM came along and mercifully gave me an out.

And like lots of folks my age, I think of lively and steady-flowing text banter as the hallmark of — hell, maybe even the of — a promising new relationship.

Among “Younger Millennials” in places like New York, texting is often the sole, tenuous thread that connects people who wouldn’t otherwise run into each other.

For him, they are what instinctively happens when he has a question, when he has a funny story, when he wants to make plans.

He sees texting as a slower, more frustrating alternative to the quick, easy phone chat, and I see it as both less confrontational and more private than a call.

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