September 24th, 2012
I don’t expect everyone to agree with me on this, but I hate “text message culture”. I’d almost prefer to live in a world where texting didn’t exist. I hate spending time to type little messages. I am the kind of person who thinks, “If you’ve got something to say to me, just pick up the damn phone!”
It seems that some people are kind of shy on the phone too. I know a lot of guys will send a girl they met in a bar a text message. I think that’s super lame and shows the guy isn’t confident. I also hate the feeling of waiting for someone to reply to a message. You never know if they got the message and are just avoiding you, or if they haven’t checked their phone yet.
In my personal opinion, texting is great for things like giving someone a time, date, or address. It’s fine for simple “yes or no” or other simple answers, but it sucks for communication.
I also hate “text fights” in relationships. Those are the worst. I just refuse to argue over text messages. Maybe some people can handle it, but it gives me a huge headache and makes me feel like jumping out the window.
I hope the world goes back to just making phone calls when you want to talk to someone. I honestly think email is overused too now. It’s absolutely necessary, but sometimes just talking face to face or even on the phone makes things a lot easier and more clear.
So, I think people are overusing texting and it’s making the society worse and worse. I hate hanging out with my friends who are always looking at their phones to see if their girlfriends are texting them some kind of annoying message. I imagine girls hate the feeling of always having to check their phones too.
I wouldn’t be surprised if cell phones are one small reason that more and more people are getting divorced. It’s certainly not the whole story, but they seem to hurt relationships more than help them in my opinion.
…I guess I should also mention that if you believe someone is either sleeping or working, you should probably send a text rather than phone.
I hope texting becomes a smaller and smaller part of our culture, but I think it’s going to get worse!!!!!
I’d love to hear what you guys think. Pipe up and share your thoughts!
1. Do you think Cell phone culture is good for relationships and marriages (overall)? Why?
2. Do you think people should call more or text more?
3. Do you have similar feelings with me? Do you think I’m crazy?
4. Do you think a guy who meets a girl in a bar should call her or text her? Why? What do girls respect more?
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