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Texting in Relationships – Everything You Need to Know

Texting in Relationships – Everything You Need to Know

Updated on Nov 08, 2022 | Published on Nov 08, 2022

Texting in Relationships – Everything You Need to Know

Today, in the world of romance, texting in relationships plays a significant role.

The dating game has changed remarkably over the years with the popularity of free messaging apps like WhatsApp, iPhone messenger, WeChat, and various other social media platforms.

Whether people are in a long-distance relationship or have just begun dating, texting is the dominant mode of conversation for most people. In this fast-moving world, couples want to be connected to each other all the time.

They want to be up-to-date with each other’s activities every day. And, what better way to connect than a quick short text message?

What is Texting in Relationships

Summary
Texting is the art of communicating with your partner without any face-to-face interactions. It is an art because the tone of voice is reflected in the words sent via the text message.

People have mastered the art of virtual interactions now, and it is a part of the evolution of our society. In this fast-moving world, people do not have ample time to spend with their loved ones. This deficit has been replenished with healthy doses of texting every day.

Daily text interactions not only make the partners feel more connected to each other every minute, every second, but they also act as an escape from the loneliness and mundanity of life.

People have become so comfortable with texting that they often find it easier to express themselves via text messages.

As texting has made it easier to catch up with each other, couples often feel anxious about how much texting is enough or how much is too much! They worry if their habit of texting isn’t too annoying to the other person.

While replying too late may give the impression that you are bored or not interested, replying too quickly may make you seem very desperate and crossing the line.

So, both partners need to find a balance in their texting habits. Be it in the early stages of dating or a steady relationship, communication plays a key role.


How texting impacts relationships?

While texting can help cope with the physical distance for a while, it might also get lonely at times with no in-person interactions involved. So, like every other aspect of a relationship, there are both positive and negative impacts of text message interactions in a relationship.

Let’s first explore the positive side of texting first…

Positive Impacts of Texting in Relationships

1. Creates “we-time” for the couple

Whether it is a long-distance relationship or you both are too busy with your daily schedules, the exchange of text messages can help you both find some we-time.

Nice healthy conversations before you both end your days will make you feel content and happy. Waking up to good morning texts and exchanging funny memes and witty replies – all adds to the good times you spend as a couple.

2. Helps to keep up with each other

Busy days, back-to-back meetings, unplanned business trips, etc can throw you off schedule and it is always equally difficult for your partner to catch up to you. In such times, texting comes very handy.

Quick reminders, little notes of encouragement, and mid-day expressions of love – all this helps to keep both partners steady and connected.

3. Allows you to express yourself

Many people fail to express themselves in face-to-face interactions. Texting acts as a tool for them to pour out their feelings into written words.

If there is a lack of communication between partners, sending texts that explain what they feel can prevent miscommunications.

4. Builds intimacy

Even if you cannot be physically present for each other, the exchange of intimate messages (sexting) has helped fill the void.

Young adults/adolescents often resort to the exchange of intimate private texts and memes to satisfy their curiosity and the need to be close to each other.

Adults are not far behind either, sexting adds a kink factor to their ongoing relationship. Most messaging platforms are one-to-one encrypted which ensures safety while being intimate online.

5. Brings back romance

Texting comes with the features of documenting and archiving conversations. You can always go back to them and re-read them to live the moment and feel the dopamine rushing through your veins all over again. Isn’t that wonderful to relive every conversation you ever had?

Saved conversations also provide a relationship history, it’s like a walk down memory lane. That is so romantic! It almost makes you feel more affection and love towards your partner.

Negative Impacts of Texting in Relationships

Inspite of these positive outcomes, texting can go very wrong if you are not careful enough. What might seem harmless to you might just be a red flag to your partner.

To keep you aware, here are a few negative impacts of texting in relationships…

1. Acts like a distraction

Texting can be very distracting. For example, when you are deeply engrossed in your work, constant text messages can be very annoying.

Or maybe you are with your friends or family and haven’t made any formal announcement about your relationship, text messages from your partner may distract you from the main event and also cause embarrassment in front of others.

2. Feels like a violation of privacy

Texting too often, instant replies, keeping a tab of every activity and word – all feels like stalking. That is not healthy for any relationship.

It is a red flag of overdependence or clinginess in a relationship. It may also be because one person is too insensitive to the other’s private space.

3. Degrades relationship depth

Constantly sending texts about what you are thinking or going through may feel like you are breathing down on your partner’s neck.

It may come across as manic behavior and can impact the relationship in several negative ways.

4. Misses out on non-verbal cues

No matter how good you are at texting, you can never really express your true feelings with words. Communication not only involves words but also facial expressions, tone of voice, etc. These are non-verbal cues that are completely absent in texting.

Yes, emojis are a good substitute, but they can never replace non-verbal cues. Worse, emojis can be misinterpreted and the whole conversation may completely go wrong.

5. Lowers your EQ

Sometimes, text messages are left on “seen” without any instant replies. This converts into the real-life scenario of walking away from a conversation. It may come across as rude.

Many people often intentionally ignore text messages or do not reply at all and are inconsiderate about the other person’s feelings.

While you could be stuck in a difficult conversation in person, virtual interactions provide an escape route to fortify your emotions in fear of emotional pain. In reality, texting makes you emotionally illiterate and unavailable.


Why does texting in relationships seem complicated?

Summary
The beauty of texting is that it can be used to send a quick “thinking of you!” message to your significant other when you’re too busy to call. However, when it is used as the main form of communication throughout the day, it can get quite tricky.

It often becomes difficult to interpret the true meaning of a text message because it is hard to discern the tone because of the absence of nonverbal communication.

Also, not everyone has the same texting style. While some prefer to type whole words, others may just stick to using abbreviations (ttyl, brb, etc.). If the partner is not familiar with the lingo, they might get annoyed by it.

Further, some people also prefer to communicate a lot with emojis. Some might find every sentence ending with an emoji quite childish.

Similarly, while sexting is interesting to some, it may be intimidating to others. Then, some may like to give as well as receive constant updates on each other’s lives, while others may not appreciate that.

Other than that, the whole affair of how much texting is needed in a healthy relationship may come across as extremely complicated too!

So, to sum it up – to communicate correctly on texts, you both need to be on the same page, understand each other’s likes and dislikes, and respect boundaries.


Types of Texters in Relationships

Just as dressing styles are different from one another, texting styles also vary from person to person. Texting styles are usually a reflection of their personalities.

If a person is a frequent texter, it is a tell-tale sign that they are anxious and insecure. Whereas if a person does not respond or text that often, it might mean they are secretive.

To make you aware, I’ve enlisted some typical types of texters. Read on and see how many you have come across yourself and which one are you!

1. The scholar

These people write lengthy essays to depict each and everything they want to say or feel. They are the ones who write elaborate messages after a lot of thought and analysis.

They will only finally hit the “send button” after they have proofread everything and made sure that there is no room for further speculation.

Scholars can write up to 500 words or more in a single text message.

2. The Emoji addict

Some people add emoticons after each sentence. They may even reply to long text messages with emojis. It might be because they find emojis really cute or because they’re too lazy to type.

But it might also mean that they feel anxious about misinterpretations and use emoticons to substitute some of the missing tones of voice.

Usually, people who are high on extraversion, i.e., extremely positive, lively, and social people use more emoticons while texting.

3. The dreamer

These people do not even look into their screens while they are texting. They often get carried away with the conversations in their head and stare away into oblivion, probably while typing!

Their texts not only have missing alphabets – they may also contain one or many special characters, numbers, or long gaps between two letters.  

It requires the amazing skills of Egyptian “Hieroglyphic Scribes” to decipher their text messages!

4. The impatient one

As the name suggests, these people keep on texting incessantly – one sentence/phrase replies, one after another, not waiting for the other person to reply.

This results in incoherent replies from both sides and makes the conversation complicated. Imagine how it is gonna be when you engage in a fight over text with this kind of texter!

5. The emotionally unavailable

Some people find it very difficult to express themselves over text messages. These people often avoid deep and serious conversations virtually and prefer to talk it out face to face.

They often “ghost” others by just reading the messages and not responding at all. They might respond at a later date when the gravity of the conversation has died out.

6. The no-nonsense one

These people do not beat around the bush and just say what they mean. That’s it! Nothing less, nothing more.

They put their thoughts/opinions out to you just as they are – without any fluff or exaggeration. They like to keep their messages short and crisp like a potato chip!

7. The “K” Sayer

Yes, we all know one person who just loves the alphabet K and uses it as the standard response.

Imagine sending out a whole detailed, typed-out message about something and getting just an alphabet in response… frustrating… I know!

They are so blunt that they might even respond with just a “K” to a question too.

8. The caller

This type of texter does not know the meaning of virtual conversations. The moment they receive a response to their text message, they take it as an opportunity to call the other person!

Well, they need to be reminded that texting does not mean a green light to an hour-long call.

9. The hobbit of habit- land

Habits are very hard to break, especially bad ones. The harmless habit of sending out forwarded messages and routinely good morning and good night messages might be very annoying to many.

Suppose you two have just started dating each other, and right after a beautiful dream, you wake up to a picture message with bright roses, a couple of doves, and ribbons – wishing you a good morning!

While some may like it, some may completely detest it. If you are one of the latter types, it is best to call out this habit to the other person at the earliest.

10. The polite one

Just as perfection is difficult to achieve, these polite ones are hard to come by. They are usually the ones who know how to close a conversation perfectly no matter what the topic is.

They do not like to keep people waiting for the outcome of a conversation. They like to maintain peace of mind as well as let others keep their sanity too.


Texting Styles in Relationships

Summary
Texting styles usually determine a couple’s compatibility with each other. Similar texting styles lead to happy and content relationships.

We’ve all been conditioned to remain a bit coy in the early stages of dating someone. We don’t want to say anything that might scare them off. But this is childish and wholly unproductive. So, as much as the rules of dating are important, so is the texting habit in a relationship.

Relationship experts say that couples with similar texting habits tend to be happier and more content, regardless of what they discuss about.

For instance, if you like to send out elaborate messages expressing your feelings, and your partner responds in short messages, that might lead to discontentment in your mind.

Also, if you have a partner who sends out a series of short messages as a response to your single text, it might be quite annoying.

Surely, it would benefit all of us to be a little more open about our expectations, particularly where texting habits are concerned.


Texting tone in relationships

Summary
Texting tone varies from person to person. It requires an effort from both partners to get the right tone for texting in a relationship. It is mostly based on trial and error if the dominant mode of communication between the two is only texts.

In order to get the tone right, see if you can interpret their tone of texting correctly. For example, if your partner sends dry texts like “Hello! What are you doing?”, it is evident that the person prefers to keep it simple and formal.

Such texts depict a lack of emotion, mostly interrogative. Whereas if someone writes “Hey!! What’s up?”, it means the person is fun and friendly.

You may find that they prefer to send out short abbreviations like IDK or BRB in reply to your messages. Or maybe simply leave you hanging when you both are discussing something serious. It may offend you if you do not share this exact texting style with your partner.

Whatever the case, once you determine your partner’s texting style, see if it matches yours or if you can adjust with their style. If not, it is better to communicate the same to the other person.

This will not only help to find the balance between both texting styles but also avoid unnecessary misunderstandings in the future.


Common Texting Myths in Relationships – 5 Myths

Society and its norms create a lot of false beliefs and ideas in our minds about texting. Let us debunk a few myths about texting to help you maintain a healthy relationship with your partner…

1. Less is more

People believe that fewer conversations in the initial phase of dating are nice to keep the mystery alive. This trick can misfire if texting is the only way a couple interacts.

Less textual conversations will not allow you to know more about each other. And if it takes too long to know each other, the sizzle may die out soon, and the relationship might not materialize after all!

2. Daily texting is a must

The right number of interactions between two people hangs by a thread, really! It varies from couple to couple. Some like to keep the texting limited to a few texts daily while others like to chat with each other on a routine basis.

There is no right answer to how much texting every day is necessary. You need to find what works best for your partner and you!

3. Face-to-face interactions are a thing of the past

Face-to-face interactions have indeed reduced a lot due to our busy schedules. But it would be foolish to comment that texting is better than physical interaction between couples. This is a very widespread misconception among people.

Texting can never replace quality time spent together. The human race needs to be socially present to survive and that need will never be redundant.

4. Choose calls over texts

To call or not to call – Is a BIG question. Texting lacks a lot of non-verbal cues and often causes misunderstandings and arguments

So, if you are in the middle of a fight and cannot understand their tone of messages, it is always a good idea to call. But this doesn’t mean that you should call at every drop of the hat.

5. There are no boundaries while texting

You must always be careful of the questions you ask. Your partner might not be comfortable with too personal questions or too many questions at the same time.

If you are in doubt, always ask politely if they are comfortable to answer a certain question. If they are not, do not force them to answer.


Common Texting Mistakes in Relationships – 10 Mistakes

The initial phase of any relationship is always accompanied by doubts and uncertainty. What should I say? How often should I text? Is this the correct way? What should I speak about? Doubts often end up in mistakes, including…

1. “Ghosting” is okay

There is a popular misconception among people that it is harmless to read someone’s message and disappear until they have fully processed it and are ready with an “award-winning” response.

If there isn’t a suitable response at that moment, one should respond by saying something like, “I’m sorry, I’m a little busy right now. But I will talk about this with you tomorrow.” Or something like, “I need some time to think over it. I will text you back soon.”

2. Arguing on texts

You should never argue with your partner via texting. When you are angry you do not think straight and might end up typing hurtful words… which you might regret later on.

Unlike spoken words, which might be forgotten, text messages remain archived. Instead, calm yourself and reply only when you are in a better frame of mind.

3. Spamming is romantic

No, sending a chain of text messages in a short span of time is not fun or romantic. It mostly comes across as intrusive, with no respect for the other person’s time and private space.

Just because texting helps partners to stay connected 24X7, that doesn’t mean they must respond all the time. Try not to pick up the phone and text your partner all the time.

4. Interrogation via text is a no-no

Asking too many questions via texting is a bad idea. A few questions now and then are fine. But too many questions in a single day will make you seem interrogative rather than curious.

Your partner might feel jittery and might withdraw from the relationship altogether.

5. Over-egging your cake

Just like ghosting, it is equally wrong to go overboard with your efforts to make the relationship work. A relationship needs time to grow.

Impatience and desperation will only lead to fake promises and false notions about you. Too much effort from one side will make it burdensome for the person concerned.

Understand that for a relationship to succeed, both partners must put in equal amounts of effort.

6. Texting is not a peace-making tool

Texting is never a good idea to resolve a conflict between you and your partner. It shows a lack of courage to handle the situation in-person.

It is always difficult to narrate part of the story in texts as they miss out on valuable facial expressions and non-verbal cues. Be mature and make peace with your partner in person!

7. Simplicity is the way to be

The Average Joe/Plain Jane attitude is not appreciated in a virtual relationship. Simplicity is nice, but you need to be a little cautious to not come across as a boring person.

In addition to the usual everyday texts – “how are you?” “What are you doing?” “Isn’t the weather lovely today?” You also need to come up with interesting topics to talk about with each other.

8. Texting at weird hours is Okay!

It is always necessary to respect each other’s private space and be mindful of the time before texting.

Avoid texting too early in the morning or too late at night unless necessary. Even if you happen to do so, make sure to let your partner know that it was urgent.

9. Opinionated Octopus is charming

If you are the opinionated octopus who has something to say about everything, mostly negative, your partner may feel depressed and morally low. No one wants to be around such a negative person.

Sometimes it is better to reserve your opinions and just let the other person speak. An opinionated person usually makes the other person feel inferior and lonely. Neither of those should be welcomed in a healthy relationship.

10. Writing unnecessary long texts

Too many words can weaken the conversation and also take away the urge of your partner to communicate. Instead, explain what you want to say in a few but meaningful words.

It will be easier for them to read, and their response will be quicker.


Healthy Texting Habits in Relationships – 10 Habits

You must always keep in mind that every text you send out can either make or break your relationship.

If you are not careful, your texting habits might come across as intrusive and overbearing. Here are 10 healthy texting habits you must adopt for a fuss-free relationship.

1. Avoid the swear-words at all costs

Always remember not to use any obscene language while texting. It is rude and might make your partner uncomfortable.

2. Do not wait too long to respond

Try to respond to the messages as soon as you can unless you are too busy. Delay in responses means you do not respect your partner’s feelings and don’t mind leaving them hanging.

3. Reduce the use of abbreviations for words

Abbreviations like “brb”, “c u sun”, “ttyl” may come across as rude. So, take out the time to type whole words and use proper grammar while texting. Otherwise, your partner might think you do not value the relationship enough to communicate properly.

4. Be mindful of the time

Make sure to never text in the wee hours and disturb your partner. They might not always like it. Everyone needs some personal time to themselves to rewind and relax. Make sure to never take away that privilege from them.

Your partner and you should set clear boundaries from the very first day of the relationship. This will prevent future misunderstandings.

6. Be patient

After you’ve sent out a message, wait for a while for the other person to respond. Do not be impatient and keep on sending messages every 10 seconds.

7. Never ignore messages

If you need a little longer to respond to their message, just say so. If you are busy, ask for some time and get back to them as soon as you are done with your work at hand. It is very rude to ignore your partner’s messages.

8. Use emoticons cautiously

Emoticons help to give a tone to your messages while texting. But you must be careful with them and only send the ones that communicate your feelings appropriately. Or else you might end up like a fool or worse, convey a wrong message.

9. Choose consistency over frequency

If you are the only one texting all the time, this is your cue to stop doing that. Be consistent in your replies but do not initiate the conversations yourself too often!

10. Never end a relationship over a text

It is not only rude but very immature to end a relationship over a text message. If things are not working out between the two of you, be brave and explain it to them in person.

It is childlike to hide behind the façade of virtual conversations and end a relationship.


Texting Topics in Relationships

Summary
Talk about anything and everything interesting. Do not only stick to the usual greetings of the day and boring discussions about work and each other’s daily activities.

Sweet reminders about how much you love your partner is nice. Funny memes, romantic notes, and daily greetings are all essential for a happy relationship. But apart from these, you must have other topics to strike a deep conversation with your loved one.

Texting to send reminders for errands, fix dates to go out, etc., can become monotonous after a while. Pick a topic of your choice, like a movie you both watched on your last date or something both you and your partner are passionate about and have a nice, long discussion with each other.

In addition to all the lovey-dovey greetings of the day, if your partner is comfortable, you both can indulge in a little naughty chit-chat. Sexting, if done right, can spice up the relationship even if you rarely get alone-time together.


Expectations and texting in relationships

Summary
Expectations are the root of all misery. So, all expectations and boundaries must be set early on in a relationship to avoid misunderstandings and consequent heartbreaks.

While it is only natural to expect a response right away, it is quite impractical. Your partner might be occupied with something else, and your constant texts and asking for replies might create undue pressure on your partner.

It is imperative to set your expectations right with your partner. Just as the other person needs to understand how you feel when they reply late or cut the conversation short, similarly, you need to understand that they might not be comfortable with texting during work hours or their “me-time”.


Communication and texting in relationships

Summary
It is always a good idea to identify each other’s personalities – whether face-to-face or while texting. Both partners must get comfortable with each other’s expectations and topics of conversation while texting.

Different personalities while texting or communicating face-to-face may lead to several arguments. Let me explain that with an example.

Say you are very friendly while you are around your partner, but while texting, you reply very dryly. This will confuse your partner, and they might start to lose interest in you completely. To avoid this, be as comfortable in texting as you are when you are around your partner and visa versa.

You both must be comfortable to continue a conversation even after you are no longer physically in front of each other. Communication on text messages should not be burdensome. It should flow like a normal conversation.

If either of you is uncomfortable to discuss serious topics via texting it is best to leave them for face-to-face interactions. It is not a good idea to resolve serious matters over texting, especially if you both cannot fathom each other’s feelings via texts. It shows a lack of respect for the relationship.


Conflicts and texting in relationships

Summary
Conflicts are easier to resolve in each other’s presence. Messages always remain as proof of what you say and can be later on used against you.

It is never easy to resolve a conflict via text messages. It is easy to hide and stall a difficult conversation while texting. But it will never resolve the issue. So, both partners should make equal efforts to come face-to-face and sort it out like two decent human beings.

While texting, you get the opportunity to prepare a befitting reply or shoot out sassy comebacks. But always remember that anything you write in a fit of anger will remain saved forever in your messenger history. You can never take back the hurtful things you say.

Non-verbal cues are absent in virtual conversations. It makes it difficult for the other person to read the tone of voice and facial expressions through text messages.

Whereas when two people are in front of each other, it is easier to calm the other person down with a calm tone of voice or even a warm hug.


Processing emotions while texting in relationships

Summary
Texting to vent out your emotions will surely backfire in the end. You should take enough time to process your feelings before you hurl them at your partner. It is not their job to put the broken pieces of emotions together to understand how angry or how hurt you are!

There’s an old saying – Silence is GOLDEN…

In silence, we find peace and harmony.  It’s best to remain silent when you are hurt or angry. You must give your mind enough time to process them and not just release them into the messenger as and when they appear!

You should engage in a conversation when you are clear in your head and know what to say and what to withhold.

Maturity lies in the knowledge of what to say and when to say, and how to express yourself. In a fit of anger, you might say; in this case, write something; you might regret later on.

Never use texting to vent out your emotions. Your partner might not be ready for your emotional roller coaster at 3 am in the morning and they might just block you!

While you need time to process your emotions, do not treat it as an escape route to completely shut yourself from the conversation altogether. Texting is a medium of communication between you and your partner. Use it judiciously to express your concerns and feelings if anything hurts you or angers you.

Never go completely silent on your partner – they might misread the sign and think you are not interested. It is not your partner’s job to solve the mystery of your emotions. It is your responsibility to make it easier for them to understand what you are feeling.


How to determine texting compatibility in relationships?

Summary
Like sexual compatibility and intellectual compatibility, texting compatibility is equally important in a relationship. If the couple has conflicting texting styles and preferences, communication becomes complicated.

In an ideal situation, both partners usually have similar texting styles. But more often than not, the texting styles do not always match.

For example… If you find yourself with a partner who likes to politely close every conversation just as you do – that will be a perfect match.

On the other hand, if one partner likes to document every feeling on texts while the other likes to keep it formal and short – the former might feel that the latter is secretive and not keen to carry on with the relationship. That is a complete failure in terms of texting compatibility.

Texting frequency is also important to determine a couple’s compatibility. This should not feel lop-sided. Both should be equally engaged in the texting ritual. A mismatch from either side might come across as desperation to the other one.

Topics to discuss and expectations from each other during a virtual conversation also determine how compatible both partners are with each other.

If one is uncomfortable sharing everything via texts and the other prefers to express themselves via text only – it will lead to frustration and an eventual end to the relationship.

So, the fact of the matter remains – you must determine whether you and your partner are comfortable with each other’s texting mannerisms.


What is textationship?

Summary
Textationship is a romantic relationship that involves no face-to-face communication whatsoever. Textationships are fairly common these days thanks to our fast life and busy schedules.

People do not have time. They are always on the run – after deadlines, targets, back-to-back meetings, business trips, and the like. This way it becomes very difficult to maintain a romantic relationship with someone in person. Texting comes in very handy in such cases.

When both partners choose to communicate via text messages only, we call it a textationship (a relationship that involves only texting). It is fairly common for people who are in a long-distance relationship or those who are too busy to keep up with each other.

Textationships gained more popularity during the Covid 19 situation when people had to live in isolation. Lockdowns everywhere forced couples to resort to textationships to make their love survive.

It might come across as an odd relationship to many but textationships work wonders for introverts.  It provides them with a medium to express themselves and get comfortable with their partner without the fear of embarrassment.

Do you think you are up for a “textationship”?


FAQs of texting in relationships

Even after knowing so many things about texting in relationships, there are some questions that still remain unanswered, including…

1. How much texting is healthy?

There is no right answer to that. Too much texting is just as harmful as too little.

While texting frequently can come across as “trying too hard”, texting once in a while might indicate your lack of interest in the other person.

Try to read your partner’s expectations, if they prefer to communicate more often or less often – reciprocate accordingly. On the other hand, if you feel that your partner’s expectation doesn’t match up with yours, be smart enough to call it out at the earliest.

2. Who should initiate texting?

Texting must involve equal effort from both sides. Just like any other communication, texting should be mutually reciprocated. Both partners should contribute equally to a conversation. If either one remains passive, that relationship will soon die out.

Never make yourself always available! While it is nice to let your partner know that they are on your mind; it is also nice to receive such messages from the other side too.

3. What is the best time for texting?

It is always polite to ask if your partner is available to text when you want to initiate a conversation. If they are in the middle of work or out with family or friends, it is not a good idea to engage them in lengthy discussions about life and love.

Texting your partner during work hours might annoy them and drive them away from you. On the other hand, if your partner is busy but still reciprocates equally, do not take advantage of that and make it a habit. Respect their time and try to avoid long conversations unless it is completely unavoidable.

Rather, you can stick to short and simple messages to let them know that you are thinking about them.

4. Should you ignore texts while in relationships?

It is a horrible idea to ignore your partner’s texts while you are in a relationship. No one likes to be stalled. If you are busy, just say so. It is very rude to leave their messages on read. It only means you do not respect your partner and are not available for your partner.

Also, if you want to avoid the person and break all ties, you must be explicit about your intentions. Sailing on two boats will not help you in any way.

Moreover, it might do more harm to your partner than you.
So, be wise and never ignore your partner’s texts.

5. Is constant texting helpful in a relationship?

Texting too frequently may not be wise. It may portray you as needy or insecure. Find the right balance to shower your affection and love for your partner. Do not bore them with the same messages every day.

Be patient with this. Just like any other relationship, a relationship over texting needs some time to develop. You cannot make your partner believe in your feelings by texting them “I love you” 100 times throughout the day. They might just feel that you do it out of habit and your words are not genuine.

A word from ThePleasantRelationship

Healthy communication is the key to a happy relationship. While texting makes life easier and connects couples on the go, it is critical to always respect each other’s time and boundaries.

Always engage in a positive conversation, and never keep your partner waiting for you for too long. Never try to impose your texting preference on your partner. While texting is a great medium to stay connected, you should not use it as a substitute for in-person interactions.

Happy texting!