My friend, who lived strictly by the rule that you should not double text for fear of looking too “thirsty,” as the kids call it, was aghast. My now-boyfriend has been teased for “texting like a girl,” but it was immediately one of my favorite things about him.
I am an effusive texter, and in past relationships I would get frustrated when my multi-text theses would be answered with “yeah” or “sure.” I needed someone who was just as willing to give themselves carpal tunnel as I was.
Have you been working on your online dating profile? Finding the exact right words to describe your wonderful self?
Sadly, and unfortunately, all of the effort in choosing the best photographs, writing one's personal biography, and positioning oneself in the most appealing personality and lifestyle categories is all for naught; it simply doesn't matter.
So when you’re in doubt, how do you know if she’s a good fit for you?
This becomes increasingly important the more dates you go on.
It takes a certain amount of time for half the atoms in a sample to decay.
These discussions aren’t all that different from those of generations past: pick up lines have always been picked apart and the art of the voicemail analyzed by singles long before the advent of texting.
And many of the old, gendered traditions of who reaches out to whom and when have (for better or worse) persisted.
This has to do with figuring out the age of ancient things.
If you could watch a single atom of a radioactive isotope, U-238, for example, you wouldn’t be able to predict when that particular atom might decay.