By Tyler Tray - May 21, 2008
According to the Mobile Data Association, 74% of women say they have used text messaging in the last two minutes compared with just 26% of men. So now the question is not "should I build on a relationship with texting?" but instead "how do I build a relationship with texting?"
Here are the three points you must apply anytime you are building a relationship through texting:
First - quick love notes are better then long 160 character love notes. Sending a quick "I was just thinking about you" is a lot more impactful then "hey, what's going on. I didn't have much going on right now so I decided to send you a message." That is just a bunch of bla bla bla and it has no feeling to it.
Second - ask good questions by making the person in-gage themselves into your text message instead having them mindlessly sending something back to you. Texting is a great if you can play off each other and build attraction. The problem is that some people just don't know how it works and their messages don't go any where. A poor text message is anything that is not moving the conversation along. Just ask question or have leading comments like "you were suppose to be there..."