Who has it easier when it comes to dating
'Hey, do you want to hang out tonight.' They're kind of fishing for a response," she says.
Dean, a Millennial who writes about her generation — generally born 1982 to 2000 — says, "We really see this generation as having a huge handicap in communication. We don't know how to express our emotions, and we tend to hide behind technology, computers and social media."People are uncomfortable using the phone. You can think exactly what you want to say and how to craft it.
"They have all the downsides and don't have the benefit of face-to-face communication. And part of it is, it's a lot more work than a text."Millennials' love of texting is rubbing off on other generations, suggests Naomi Baron, a linguistics professor at American University in Washington who studies electronically mediated communication.
But, one of the hardest things about being in a “mixed weight” relationship is other people and their opinions (and projections). The daters, ages 21 to 50, give even greater insight into mobile behaviors and a new range of dating questions: Do you check your phone during a date? Should a friend call or text you to see how the date is going?Hearing someone's voice on the phone is still a key element for a relationship, yet people are increasingly more likely to rely on the relative "safety" of a text for initial contacts as well as keeping in touch as a relationship develops. Although the survey was commissioned by two niche dating websites — Christian and — their members did not participate.According to a report released this year by Nielsen based on actual phone bills of mobile contract subscribers, about 764 text messages per person were sent/received each month in the USA in 2012, compared with about 165 mobile calls per month.The rise of text in the world of dating is another indication of how much has changed in the way relationships develop.
Among the study's findings: "More women than men reported choosing to text rather than talk because 'talking takes too long.' In the focus groups, students in several countries noted how easy it is to become embroiled in a lengthy voice call.