I prefer text about 90 percent of the time. Why? Because it’s more convenient and easier than calling someone every time you have something to say. I also like mulling over my messages and thinking about a response rather than the first thing that pops into my head (which can get super awkward, anyways).
But I do prefer in-person conversations for the serious stuff—relationship talk, deep stories and life dilemmas.
In a piece for Glamour
, however, a dating expert outlines that communicating via text for serious relationship conversations can be more beneficial than you think. Dating coach Lori Salkin green-lights three possible conversations where a text may be more appropriate than a face-to-face conversation.
What do you think? Is it a good idea to have serious conversations over text?
- “Defining the relationship”: It’s easier to ask and outline what you want in a relationship without worrying about expectations.
- “Talking about your past”: This conversation can get awkward, so Salkin says that text can give you the time to consider what you want to share (and what you don’t). Plus, you don’t feel pressure to spill anything.
- “Addressing conflicts”: Texts can give you a chance to think about your response, and avoid spur-of-the-moment reactions during heated situations.