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A text message acts as a buffer from the discomfort associated with asking someone out and the possibility of being rejected.
It keeps you in the safety zone and fosters avoidance of difficult conversations face-to-face or over the phone.
The more you hide behind texting to flirt, give compliments or get a date, the harder it becomes to conquer your fears and be intimate in person.
Of course it feels more comfortable being rejected through a text message or behind a computer screen, but if all dating inquiries occur through these means, you are not truly putting yourself in a position to achieve true love and intimacy.
Texting in moderation works well, if you include more time in person to assess the quality of your connection and deepen your relationship.A major problem associated with too much texting between you and a romantic interest you have not met is that by the time you actually hear each other’s voices or meet in person, you have inaccurate perceptions and assessments of each other.Therefore, you are more likely to be disappointed at the initial meeting.Hiding behind technology can backfire in the long run.According to an article in USA Today, a new survey by Christian Mingle and J Date shows texting is rapidly changing the way we meet and communicate with potential new dates.
Rachel is a co-author to Sexy Secrets to a Juicy Love Life, an International Bestseller, written to support single women in decreasing frustration about single-hood, leaving the past behind, cultivating self-love and forming and maintaining loving relationships.