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amaj12 
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Is it just me? I recently had a friend get annoyed with me because I didn't respond immediately to a text message, but I honestly hate having my phone on me 24/7, especially on my days off. Just wondering what others thoughts are.
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It's my preferred way of communication (can't remember the last time I phoned a friend and actually had an extended conversation). I can delay my response or I can reply immediately. I've come across a few girls who get irritated when I don't reply right away, but thankfully that's very rare.
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I remember once my gf, at the time, texted me while I was driving
I called her instead
She gets mad at me for calling her
I hate texting in general, a lot of things get taken out of context
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I don't mind texting, but if you expect me to text back immediately, you're out of your mind. I prefer it over calling any day, mostly because I get so many random callers on a daily basis that it's become a habit to just swipe "no". Plus, I hate having my ringer on, mostly because of that reason.
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I personally prefer phone calls, but no one does that anymore. I completely understand why you don't like having your phone on you 24/7, I don't either, I think it distracts me. Though, texting is supposed to be instant messages back and fourth, so I can understand why some people expect an instant response. My rule is, if it's 10-60 minuets later I say I'm sorry for taking a while to respond. But 60+ I don't even bother responding, unless it's something important.
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if you want to have an instant conversation then why are you texting? why wouldn't you just call.... I could understand if they were in a noisy place but if they're just at home then why
Posted 11/15/16
I honestly prefer texting to talking. I'm really bad with conversations lol. I can never think of what to say, and whatever I do end up saying comes out wrong. When I'm texting I have time to think about what I actually want to say, so I'm not my usual awkward self.
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Posted 11/15/16

slendercookieman wrote:

I personally prefer phone calls, but no one does that anymore. I completely understand why you don't like having your phone on you 24/7, I don't either, I think it distracts me. Though, texting is supposed to be instant messages back and fourth, so I can understand why some people expect an instant response. My rule is, if it's 10-60 minuets later I say I'm sorry for taking a while to respond. But 60+ I don't even bother responding, unless it's something important.


This. On so many levels. I do pretty much the exact same thing. But if I see that I missed a phone call, I'm much more likely to call back as soon as I get a free moment to see what was up.
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miGneto wrote:

It's my preferred way of communication (can't remember the last time I phoned a friend and actually had an extended conversation). I can delay my response or I can reply immediately. I've come across a few girls who get irritated when I don't reply right away, but thankfully that's very rare.


I prefer texts for short-term e-mail (eg. being notified for a FedEx package), since there's more immediacy, and I can be away from my computer--
Especially if it's for something where the other person might be too busy to talk on the phone, such as driving to meet me, and telling me they're stuck in traffic.

As for just chatting, though...yeah, that can be desperate. Just as I use Twitter for work and commerce, but I don't revolve my day around conversations, or feel rejected when there's no immediate reply.
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SirBacon12 wrote:

I honestly prefer texting to talking. I'm really bad with conversations lol. I can never think of what to say, and whatever I do end up saying comes out wrong. When I'm texting I have time to think about what I actually want to say, so I'm not my usual awkward self.


I get that, I'm the opposite though. I can be pretty sarcastic, so there will are numerous times where my humor goes unnoticed or misinterpreted.
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I love texting.

Although no one really texts me.
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I don't think texts have any sort of immediacy to them. If I needed to talk to someone immediately, I would call them. If you get upset at being called, then I probably have no reason to talk to you anyway. So it works out.
Posted 11/15/16
texting is fun so are actual convos
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I despise texting. People expect you to respond immediately, and they have an excuse to use emojis. Thankfully I'm not popular or else I would've smashed my screen by now.
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GamingGodzilla wrote:

I despise texting. People expect you to respond immediately, and they have an excuse to use emojis. Thankfully I'm not popular or else I would've smashed my screen by now.


same, for once not being popular pays off

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