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.
When they are face-to-face or over the phone, there's this awkwardness," she says.
Pulda says he texts for everything, including dates."I don't love phone calls," he says.
Palmer says men traditionally make the first move and women respond, which she says is "very difficult" for men.
"In texting, a man can pull back quickly if he gets rejected, and it's easier to say 'no' to the guy because you're not having to confront the guy."Men and women are adjusting to this new reality of dating in a mobile-dependent society.
Sometimes it's true, but more often, it's because we can't get them off the phone," she says.