Most Helpful Guy
Texting is nice once you get to know someone already, a way to keep the communication going. However the best way to get to know someone is obviously in person.
Understanding that it is long distance I know that becomes an issue at this point in a relationship. SO the solution to that would be to pickup the phone and call them or even Skype, it allows for you two to have the natural human conversation flow and get to understand each others personality and quirks a bit better.
Don't text to get to know someone, at the very least give them a call.
Most Helpful Girl
Texting is one thing and I've found it a good way to get to know someone. But to really know them you'd have to meet them :)