Why Texting Has Ruined Our Dating Culture
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Why Texting Has Ruined Our Dating Culture

Who killed the romance?

Why Texting Has Ruined Our Dating Culture

I know for a fact it is easier to hide behind a screen. I know this because I am 20 years old. In fact, most people my age know this. Try following me on this, because I know it is something we all can relate to.

I know, and I'm sure you do, too, text messaging is our silent enemy. More relationships than I can count began on a phone screen than over a coffee. Is this wrong, in any form? Heck no. Is it profitable in regards to a relationship? To be continued. Listen closely. I think I have some pretty cool tips.

Before I begin, I'm a sucker for a cute text message. I mean, aren't we all? However, I dare anyone to argue the fact that 'WYD" is about as deep as it gets these days, folks. We are succumbing to surface-level conversation. Are we too deep in the hole? I don't think so.

I have watched my friends truly panic over a boy not texting them back. It may be a conversation about a pencil eraser, but I am telling you, when they get hit with the "read receipt," it leaves them in utter depression. Something isn't right. Post-script: If you did not relate to the above statements, you're also a liar.

Rewind 20 years before cell phones. If you wanted to see someone, it took physical effort. Not everything was at your fingertips. That's our problem. We are so automatic that we will never know the thrill of knocking on a door, calling a house phone, passing a note, or chatting on a park bench. The chase has been lost, and, in my opinion, so has the fun.

Here's the catch. Dig underneath the surface. Be a do-er. Bring back the thrill, mystery, and depth back into our dating world. Open the door for someone instead of an iMessage. I assure you, it is worth it.

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