(Closed) i'm old..teach me about texting etiquette

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Post # 3
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7711 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@gut_feeling:  Early 30s is not old (unless you were being funny and I’m too old (REALLY) to get it) (I’m 40-something). I often find myself texting some long drawn-out thing, then think “DAMN this is cumbersome, there’s got to be a better way”, then I remember “oh yeah — I could call and, you know, TALK — that would be faster and save a shitload of back-and-forth!”

I give people at least a day to respond to texts because I know that I personally lose my phone all the time, or think its right next to me when its really upstairs in my purse, or my stupid STUPID STUPID “smart phone” battery dies because apparently all those smarticles eat through a full battery within about 8 hours and I don’t know it’s dead because why in the world would I expect it to be dead after only 8 hours? Anyway, I am often late in returning texts, so I give people wide lattitude on it. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

In my experience, if you’re hot for someone then they will stay connected through texts…won’t be days.

But once you’re dealing with friends, family, and life is just busy busy, yeah it might take a day or two for me to pick up my phone and read the texts.

For what it’s worth, I’m horrible with phones.  I didn’t get a cell phone until I was 24.  I hate them and hate talking on the phone.  I hate answering texts and almost NEVER charge my phone…FI’s nightly ritual is running around the house as he calls my phone searching for it to charge it because 1. I lost it sometime during the day and 2. I won’t charge it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Daisy_Mae:  I had to smile when I saw how “old” you are, lol. I am 50, and I LOVE to text! I honestly would rather text than talk to most (but not all) people, because I find it to be much more convenient and much less intrusive. Of course, I also prefer e-mail to phone calls, too, most of the time. ๐Ÿ™‚

When I began dating my now-DH, we used to text and talk on the phone.  Because he was a single dad and has custody of his kids 50 percent of the time, and he is a pastor who works weekends and has a lot of evening activities, there were times when we first began dating that I would not hear from him for almost a week. Then, suddenly, I would see this text appear in my phone. I loved the surprise of it!

Then, as our “relationship” (before we ever met in person) progressed, we would text sometimes during the day while I was at lunch.  I remember sitting in P.F. Chang’s and texting him one day while his daughter was home sick from school. We both are very witty, and we enjoyed having the opportunity to flirt and make little quips via text.

Don’t worry. You’ll get the hang of it.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

HA! I got ya’ll beat in terms of age. I too resisted getting a cell phone and didn’t have one until jst a few years ago and that’s because someone gave me one plus I started dating again. I tend to text when I think my FH may be sleeping, working, etc. But in general, I am usually too lazy to text and call.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am 33 and 100% prefer texts to talking.  i have a social anxiety issue, with a very social job, so by the end of the day i want to be left alone…..texts help me stay in contact with people even though my socialness is done for the day….

 

I text my mother, and that is the ONLY way we are still incontact…my mother is someone I do not get along with….let’s just say this past week she chose to buy a wedding band that looks like mine and tell me taht my wedding day is “her day to walk down the aisle”…she did not say this in text because she does not want record of it…she is nuts but knows it…

 

texting is easier for me because of work.  I love texting and HATE talking on the  phone

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