"In texting, a man can pull back quickly if he gets rejected, and it's easier to say 'no' to the guy because you're not having to confront the guy."Men and women are adjusting to this new reality of dating in a mobile-dependent society.According to a report released this year by Nielsen based on actual phone bills of mobile contract subscribers, about 764 text messages per person were sent/received each month in the USA in 2012, compared with about 165 mobile calls per month.You can even find your nearest clinic for low to no cost sexual health services.
They've grown up with group activities and are more comfortable in packs. First dates are largely a chemistry check anyway, and to many young adults, the one-on-one time spent on an actual date feels too much like a commitment."If you're sitting down for a dinner date, that's putting way too much time out there for a first date.
Experts say it should be no surprise they're treating their romantic relationships in much the same way — not wanting to invest too much time or effort in case they don't click. You don't know how it's going to go," says Adam Diamond, 29, a movie trailer editor in Los Angeles.
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Hearing someone's voice on the phone is still a key element for a relationship, yet people are increasingly more likely to rely on the relative "safety" of a text for initial contacts as well as keeping in touch as a relationship develops. Although the survey was commissioned by two niche dating websites — Christian and — their members did not participate.
Rather, an independent research firm conducted the survey in May.
"People are too worried that they're not going to like the person they're meeting, and the drink is an easy hour if it doesn't work out."HIDING BEHIND TECHNOLOGYBeing time-efficient means text blasts for dates, says Ruthie Dean, 28, of Nashville, co-author of Real Men Don't Text, being published in September."Guys are using text messages to send the same message to multiple women.
'Hey, do you want to hang out tonight.' They're kind of fishing for a response," she says.
Pulda says he texts for everything, including dates."I don't love phone calls," he says.