Social courtesies are an important thing. A big part of fitting into society is knowing what is and what isn’t acceptable at any particular point in time or doing any specific situation. Of course, this is not always the easiest task, especially because we are regularly put in unique situations that we haven’t found ourselves in at any point in the past.
When you combine the necessity of social courtesies with an often difficult process like dating, things only become more complicated. After all, when you meet someone that you really like, the last thing that you want to do is mess things up by coming off as rude or altogether clueless about how to properly act. Even things such as knowing when a text chat or phone chat is appropriate is important to determining the success of your dating experience.
Because there are so many ways to communicate right now, it is sometimes difficult to determine which type of communication is right for any specific situation. What kinds of conversations or situations lend themselves to a quick text chat, and what is better left for an actual phone chat, instead? Let’s take a couple of examples and discuss them.
As a general rule, you should leave anything that is more serious in nature or that will require a lengthier discussion for a phone chat. This kind of talk is much more economical when done via your voice, rather than through typing short messages back and forth with your thumbs. Not only that, but if you intend to breach a serious topic over text chat, your date may think that you are being disrespectful, being antisocial, or who knows what!
Plus, you probably want to avoid turning to text chat too regularly when getting to know somebody new. It is important to start some good habits for a healthy relationship, and one of those habits is definitely to make time to actually talk to one another. It is just plain easier to get to know someone while talking via mobile chat or face to face, and the other person could get bored if all you ever want to do is text message them, too.
It really is just a matter of common sense for the most part when knowing when to text and when to actually call. Stick text messaging to just a few chats here and there and quick things like confirming the time or place of a date, and you’ll be better off.