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Textual relationships

Textual relations among friends at its best.
Textual relations among friends at its best.
Kate Spethmann

  As a “younger folk” I see all the goodness that texting has to offer. Ok, true story, it didn’t work out too well for Tiger Woods. But, that’s a perfect example of texting being used improperly in a relationship.

  When used properly, a text can be something that puts a smile on your recipient’s face. “I miss you!” or “Just thinking about you :)” or “I wish you were here…” are all good (and fairly obvious) examples of the most innocent and simple smile-inducing SMS messages.

  Keeping it simple and flirtatious is the savvy way to go about being textually active. Getting too graphic with your words or your picture messaging capabilities can be a death wish in the long run. Take it from James Lipton and give it a ponder before you get too steamy. Besides, you want to save the good stuff for when you’re in the same room. ;)

  Texting in long distance relationships, whether you’re just friends or you’ve been dating for years, can be an amazing tool. I see nothing wrong with a little textual healing between far away lovebirds. Why not just call? That’s all fine and dandy, but let’s be truthful: sometimes we aren’t in the privacy of our own home when we feel the urge to be sexty. It’s quick, simple, to the point. Who doesn’t want that in a textual relationship?

  *Disclaimer!* Textual feelings can be easily misinterpreted so it’s über important to keep all messages concise and to the point. No harm in using emoticons or punctuation either. That not only helps, but becomes key in making sure you’re on the same electronic page.