Now it seems like all people ever do is text. I see texting as a crutch when it comes to actually conversating with someone. It's so much easier to just plan ahead what we say. I will use a text for something quick and often times I feel offended when a guy insists on having conversations through text messages. Why is it that people are so afraid to call the person? What is your opinion on the whole thing? Do you think text messaging has ruined communication?
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I think text messaging is exactly the same as chatting online. Hearing someone's voice is the next step to something more personal, you can uncover emotions a lot easier when you hear someone's voice, just as you can see and hear them in real life. I think people are more comfortable with texting at first, because of this. They don't want to reveal too much too fast and are quite possibly shy, wanting a little privacy, would prefer to text because they are doing other things in the meantime (you can't really pause whilse talking to someone on the phone) or may have some other intentions.
Usually when I text it's because I'm too shy to talk, or there are loads of things I have to do in the meantime, so it gives me that extra space in time to get things done whilst waiting for the person to respond. I think texting is more for people who want to say things but in a short time with a long waiting period, calling them is so much more personal and live-time if it's an actual conversation. Calling isn't so bad in a dating way if it's asking something practical like ''Where are you? what time shall we meet?'' as it is less personal.
I don't think texting is destroying our communication skills necessarily as I know of many guys who prefer to call, it startles me a little as I usually am the one who likes to text! Depends on people's preferences I think and how comfortable they feel. One of my friends also says he hates texting because it takes him too long to press the buttons, maybe because his hands are so big, haha.1