I've been thinking a lot lately about the way we communicate, particularly as it pertains to dating -- a relatively new world for me after a decade of serial monogamy, including a marriage. I've been mired in conversation with friends about the texts and dating app messages and phone calls that get exchanged during this seemingly oh-so-delicate dance we call dating. The careful selection of punctuation marks periods are often too serious, exclamations too enthused, no punctuation too lackadaisical , the waiting hours to reply to appear busy or cool or appropriately aloof, the excruciating dissection of -- and hanging on to -- each and every word -- is exhausting. And then of course there's the lack of communication altogether, the silence a breeding ground for making up truths that aren't true. But what relentlessly surfaces -- along with the frustration and impatience and over-analysis and questions Will he reach out?
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A lot of girls think they should never be the one to call guys Maybe she is one of those. I never really call my boyfriend and that because I feel like im bugging him and he know this is the reason why i never call.
My mom, my friends, a love interest—my level of suckiness is all the same. There is reason for it though. I do enough typewriting in a day to last me a lifetime. I would much rather a phone call than a text. It completely throws me off balance.