The rules of texting and dating

Time to get serious; there's nothing smart about texting semi-naked pics to a potential partner.

Save the surprise for real life and hold off on being textually active until you’re in a committed relationship.

Things like dinner dates, movie dates — and dates in general — were a lot more relevant 20 or 30 years ago than they are today.

Nowadays, if we’re interested in someone, we can just shoot them a text and take it from there.

You're texting your bestie to reveal all but send it to him - #fail. Of course, it doesn’t just stop at texting, Phone provider Three asked us literally every question you would ever want to know about phone etiquette when dating – from Whats App stalking to selfies, and from phone calls to social media.

After the initial panic, it's much easier to explain yourself than to migrate to a different country. So, if you’re wondering what the best way to hang-up is, or when it’s ok to take that first couple selfie, check out our smartphone dating guide.

Back in the day, we didn’t even have cell phones, can you imagine? Landlines were about as good as it got and all the jargon like double text, ghosting, and breadcrumbing were just human behaviors that we didn’t feel the need to label or to discuss. Double texting is a concept in dating like any other.

And this has made it a lot easier for us to maintain relationships with people, albeit If you’ve got a dating app installed on your phone — and a modicum of ambition — it’s not uncommon to find yourself speaking to more than one person at a time, with the potential for romance with each one.

This isn’t to say that you’re promiscuous or disloyal to the people you’re involved with, because, most of the time, they’ll be talking to other people, too; it’s simply the nature of casual dating in the year 2016.

Plus, 45 percent of dudes don't want to be bothered with a message when they’re on the clock, but women, notorious for multitasking, seem to balance the workday and a steamy conversation just fine.

But that aside, what do guys really think about having full-on conversations without ever really saying a word? I'm heading to the East Village, any chance you want to meet up?

The rules of texting and dating