Communidating: A Modern Women’s Guide To (Keeping The Upper Hand) Dating In a Digital World
As if the ratio of men to women in Manhattan weren’t enough to make you want to pack up and move home, does anyone else find it increasingly hard to keep up with the rules of texting, tweeting, facebook sharing, Foursquare check-in-ing, etc.? How long, for instance, should you wait to text back the boy you are trying to make it happen with? Is it appropriate to friend him at this stage? We’ve laid out some guidelines, as well as the products to help you achieve dating bliss in a increasingly confusing digital world.
Rule #1 Get out of your house
This is very important and yes, seemingly obvious. But, it is possible to live completely insulated by technology within your apartment and never leave. Why go to the party when you can watch all of your friends complain about the long wait at the bar over Twitter and Foursquare (right Warhol?). Wrong. Your trade tools (smartphones, tablets, etc) should only be used as a means to an end: actual human interaction.
Rule #2: Stick to one Medium
If you start planning a date on text, stick to text. There’s nothing worse than having hundreds of ways to reach someone and not knowing which one is best. Facebook messages get lost in the mix, Twitter is too public and Skype is simply too forward. And, with that being said:
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