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The Date Doctor’s Tips On Texting

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If you’re looking for love, then listen up– Jaimy Blazynski, the Date Doctor is here!

You would think everyone would know about texting, and the do’s and don’ts that go along with it, but they don’t… Good thing jaimy is here to set us straight on what, when and how you should be texting with your significant other or new romantic interest!

1.  Don’t Force “Textual Chemistry”

Sometimes people text endlessly, chatting for days on end and really making a connection… But then when it comes time to meet face to face, that interpersonal chemistry just isn’t there.  Try not to text too much in advance, so you don’t spoil the first date.

2.  Make Your Opinion On Texting Known

Some people don’t care for texting, and if you’re one of them, don’t just complain about it– tell it to your significant other.  It’s not bad to say you prefer a phone call to a text message.

3.  Know Your Texting Limits

A text message is only 160 characters.  If you have more to say than will fit in that confine, then pick up the phone!  It’s annoying to get 8 texts in a row, and it can make it tough to keep the conversation linear.  Texting should be for quick, simple messages, like “hey, I’m running a little late.”

4.  Dial Back On Emoticons

People used to complain that with text messages you can’t get a feel for if someone is joking, so they created Emoticons.  People overuse them– if you are texting a joke, and you need a ton of Emoticons to get your point across, maybe you should deliver it in person instead.

5. Make Sure You Know Who You’re Texting

There’s nothing more embarrassing  than sending someone the wrong text message, so it pays to proofread and double check yourself.

6. Don’t Always Respond Right Away

If you’ve been waiting hours for a response, then you respond a split second later, you may come across as needy or too eager, like you don’t have anything else going on… and that can be a major turn off.

For more advice on your love, life and relationships– or for a free tip on your dating profile– check out the Date Doctor’s website at got5minutes.com.

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