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What do you think about texting before the first date?

24th November 2015

This article argues that texting led to wasted hours and a false sense of hope as two men spent 21 days getting to know each other via texts after being connected through an online dating site. Convinced that he was in love, the author showed up to the first real date, hugged the guy, and found they had no chemistry.

The author seems to think that after the dating site connection, the next step should be to arrange a dinner date instead of getting to know the other person through texts.

Seems like common sense to this author. Did you join the online dating site to find someone to text for three weeks? Or did you join the online dating site so you could meet someone in real life? I think humans should be trying to spend time with each other in real life so 3 weeks of texting before ever meeting sounds like a terrible idea.

I don’t think it matters that the couple was gay. I don’t think it matters that the couple was American. I admit that there may be cultural differences I don’t know about and these difference might make long term texting before meeting more desirable in certain cultural contexts. So teach me about your culture and texting before dating.

What do you think about texting before the first date?

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