Sacrificing who you really are and what you really want is no way to kick off a new relationship.3.Avoid Being "Too Available"If you grab your phone and reply the moment you see a new text notification pop-up on your screen, I would argue you’re making yourself a bit available.Use Texting for Quick Exchanges, Not Lengthy Conversation I recently read an article in which it said, “texting is information, not conversation” and I think that point couldn’t be any truer, particularly in this context. However, if weeks go by and the texting trap remains, politely let the other party know you are glad you connected but you’d prefer to chat in person, as texting isn't your preferred mode of communication.2.Text messaging is a fast and efficient way to exchange information – like the address where you’ll be meeting or to confirm that you’re still on for tonight – but it’s not replacement for phone conversation or in person discussion. Text as Your Authentic Self Something I’ve noticed people doing lately is creating online (or, in this case, on the phone) alter egos.The second is that you’re not showcasing your true, genuine self.So, the person you’re meeting up with might end up feeling tricked or, worse, you might feel as though you have to continue the charade or even have anxiety about meeting offline because you realize you haven’t been yourself.
You meet someone new, exchange numbers and then the conversation starts.To your authenticity, Christine Hart, Relationship Mentor Couples Coach For more information on Christine, click here.We can’t stop the reality of instant and digital communication. While many would still prefer face-to-face communication, texting is unavoidable, so it’s best for you to learn to do it right.The problem really happens when that’s as far as things go.Let's start by defining a texting trap: Text messages are exchanged, there’s some great conversation, but things never move to the offline world.