The Dos and Don’ts of textuality
WIND Mobile has partnered with textuality in advance of the film’s premiere to bring together a group of Toronto’s most experienced and well-respected dating and lifestyle bloggers. The mission: to use the power of conversation and discuss textuality—the art and science of dating, mating and hooking up in our modern, hyper-connected world. To impart the wisdom of this group on the textually impaired, WIND Mobile now brings you The Dos and Don’ts of textuality.
You meet someone and want to get their digits, what do you ask for?
Do Ask for their phone
number OR their BlackBerry PIN, but not both. You don’t want to seem too eager.
Don’t Add them on
Facebook. Stalking is a crime.
The new three-day rules
Do Text the next day if
you’re into them. A casual text is non-committal and gives you the chance to feel them out.
Don’t Be too eager or
too cold. A call the next day is premature, but a text after three days and that ship has sailed.
Do Text them when you’re crawling out of bed in the morning, this shows them you’re thinking of them.
Don’t Text them when
you’re crawling into bed late at night, this shows what you really think of them.
Texting while impaired
Do Find a designated
wingman, someone who will revoke your right to text until you can walk a straight line.
Don’t Text ANYTHING you wouldn’t say in the light of day. There is nothing worse than the digital walk of shame.
That little “R” on BBM
Do REMEMBER. THEY
KNOW YOU’VE READ IT. Please respond within 15 minutes.
Don’t Read the
message until you’re prepared to respond. That little “R” breeds crazy people.
What is the best way to contact someone you really like?
Do Pick up the phone and call them. A real conversation is more powerful than a text.
Don’t Add them to
Facebook BEFORE you get to know them (see note about stalking).
So you decided to call and they screened...
Do Send them a text
message, something light to follow-up the call.
Don’t Leave a voicemail.
They are annoying; no one listens to them. Ever.
Text language etiquette
Do Use “haha” it’s warm and fun.
Don’t Use “LOL” it’s so 2009.
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