Is Our Textuality Affecting Our Relationships?

Posted July 5, 2011 by

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Do you remember when you first received your first dating proposition via text message? It was new and exciting and it probably occurred before the final episode of Friends aired.  You saved it, cherished it and showed it to all your friends like it was a trophy that deserved to be on a pedestal.

However, these days it seems like we have taken advantage of the convenience text messages have given us and have become slaves to the laziness of pursuing or even breaking up with our romantic interests.

According to a recent online datingstudy, 53 percent of people under 30 have started and ended their relationships through texting and that is just unacceptable.  We have embraced the convenience of text messaging but also have embraced infidelity, booty calls and lack of physical contact because of it.  Too much of a good thing is never good and because of that we have become text-savvy sluts and man-whores.

If your over zealous textuality is affecting your love life, take a step back and remember how you used to interact with romantic interests and significant others.  Instead of sending ‘xoxo’s', try actually kissing and hugging the person of your desires.

If you must put your feelings into words, make sure it comes from your own handwriting.  If you want to know how somebody’s day is, pick up your phone and call them and for god sake’s, if you need to break up with someone, do it in person.

The more we embracing texting and sexting into our lives, the more egotistical and superficial we will become, which will make it even that much harder to find someone who can spend the rest of our lives with.

Don’t let your textuality take over your thoughts, emotions and actions in your every day lives. Life is too short to be hiding behind your iPhones and blackberries.









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