Decode Relationship ‘Techno-Speak’
Communicating via technology when dating may be easier in some ways, but decoding what your crush means can actually be pretty confusing. It’s tough to decipher another person’s emotions and intentions when all we see are words or emojis on a computer or mobile screen.
Often times, tone of voice and sincerity can’t be conveyed through these sorts of messages, and we begin to literally and figuratively read into the words, sparking thousands of questions and assumptions. Does he like me? Is he mad? Is he ignoring me? According to a recent study by online dating sites ChristianMingle and JDate, 69 percent of singles didn’t even know whether they were on a ‘real date’ the first time they hung out!
The conclusions we create — whether correct or not — jumpstart how we proceed in pursuing the relationship, and can inevitably make or break it before it’s even begun. So before you find your head spinning in circles trying to interpret whether he or she’s into you, use this guide to understanding their techno-speak.
The Ins and Outs of Text Messages
Texting is probably the most confusing form of communication, but it’s also the most utilized. According to ChristianMingle and JDate’s Mobile’s Impact Dating & Relationships study, 82 percent of singles use texting over any other mobile device features. Here’s how to interpret a text, from how long it takes him to respond to the very last period and emoji at the end of the sentence.
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