Here’s another conundrum for you guys. I’ve already twisted my mind into a pretzel over this one.
As we progress farther into the digital age, couples are texting more and more. Some people meet and talk for the first time via text message. I actually had a terrible experience with this:
I met a girl through a close female friend of mine. She gave me her number and said: “text her and see if you can get to know her. I promise you’ll like her.” And I did. We texted a TON the next three days, and then I met her in person and we started dating.
The problem was, at the very beginning, face to face communication was hard and awkward. We felt perfectly comfortable texting each other about anything, but actual confrontation– it just felt weird. It took us months to get past that.
In my current relationship, my girlfriend never had a cell phone plan with texting, so we couldn’t text. Ever. And I am so glad for this. We met in person, got to know each other in person and through actual phone conversations, and we never experienced anything like this awkward phase.
So my question is, do you think that all this texting is affecting people’s ability to form close, meaningful relationships in any way?