What if I Prefer Texting Over Talking on the Phone?

Bethany Heinesh

Written by: Bethany Heinesh

Bethany Heinesh

Bethany has ghost-written hundreds of dating articles in the last 10 years for relationship experts all over the United States.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles and reports have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement.

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Texting is a very popular way to communicate, and it has certainly changed the landscape of the dating scene. Instant messages are often very convenient and take a lot of pressure off the communication process. For instance, sending a text that says, “I think you’re handsome” or “I like you,” is a lot easier than saying it on the phone or in person. Plus, texts consist of very short sentences that require little thought or risk.

While there are certainly positives about texting, sooner rather than later, you and your potential boyfriend should take it to the next level and talk on the phone. This is the only real way to get to know someone short of actually sitting with them face to face. Don’t be afraid of the telephone. Remember, dating and relationships are all about moving away from comfort zones and toward initially uncomfortable intimacy.

At some point, you have to become willing to make a complete fool of yourself in the name of love. So what if you say something foolish, you struggle with shyness, or you trip all over your words? Pick up that phone and give the man a call. Big rewards require big risks!

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