Text messaging is a very popular way for people to communicate these days, as it’s quick, easy, as well as convenient. People can text even at times when they’re unable to actually talk on the phone.
One thing that makes text messaging even faster is the use of abbreviations and slang terms.
With so many abbreviations and slang terms being used in text messaging, it can sometimes be difficult to understand what a person is trying to say. For instance, if someone texts “aww” to you, you may be confused by what it means.
“Aww” in a text message is a way of expressing a feeling of wonder about something, such as seeing a cute dog, receiving flowers, or receiving a sweet message.
People have been using the term “aww” during verbal conversations for years but seeing it in a text message for the first time might appear weird at first.
Let’s get to know more about texting by looking at some other nuances associated with this popular type of communication.
Text messaging can be easier for some people than talking on the phone, depending on the situation.
Some people feel that they can better express themselves in text messages rather than through a phone call, while others prefer to call because it can be more direct and efficient.
Again, text messaging is easier for some people if they’re in certain environments that would make talking on the phone nearly impossible, such as an arcade or racetrack.
There are some people who appreciate the convenience of texting when it’s absolutely necessary, but they would prefer to talk on the phone or see each other in person the majority of the time.
However, a majority of people, especially those from the younger generation, would prefer to text at least some of the time.
It’s usually older people who refuse to text much, if at all, although there are some younger people who are a bit more old-fashioned when it comes to their views on texting.
What if a couple is in a relationship and the woman prefers to text when they’re not together but the man hates texting?
If there is a couple in which the woman prefers texting and the man feels the complete opposite, as long as they’re both willing to compromise, it shouldn’t cause a big problem for them.
However, if the woman refuses to answer the phone when the man calls and she sends him a text message instead, the man may wrongly believe that the woman is cheating or has something to hide.
This couple will really need to sit down and discuss their views on texting and come to an agreement so they can continue their relationship without any issues.
If you’ve been in a serious, committed relationship with someone for some time, then breaking up with that person by text message is not only rude but cruel.
Your significant other deserves more than to receive a break-up via text message, and you need to put yourself in his or her place and imagine how you would feel if the roles were reversed.
On the other hand, if you have only gone on one or two dates with a guy and you’re just not feeling him, then sending him a text message telling him that you’re no longer interested shouldn’t be a big deal.
Not only is it acceptable to ask someone out for the first time by sending a text message, but it’s a very common occurrence.
It’s not always necessary to ask someone out by phone or in person, because texting makes doing things like asking a person out on a date a lot easier.
If you’re afraid of being rejected, it might not sting as much if you’re rejected by text message.
Proposing to someone is a big deal, and if you want to ask your special guy to marry you, then you might want to do so in person or at least by telephone.
However, if you do decide to propose to your boyfriend via text message, or if your boyfriend proposed to you in such a manner, then it could be kind of romantic in a way.
Of course, you two will discuss things again when you see each other in person but depending on how the text marriage proposal is managed, it can be quite memorable.
What should a woman do if she accidentally sends a sexy text message to someone besides her boyfriend?
It can be quite awkward and uncomfortable if a woman discovers that she accidentally sent a sexy text message to someone else when she intended it for her boyfriend.
However, depending on who she sent it to, it may not be a big deal.
If the woman sends a sexy text message to her sister or her best friend, then they may get a good laugh out of the situation and that’s it.
If the woman sends an inappropriate text message to her pastor, parent, or another guy, then that could be a major source of embarrassment.
Is it rude to ghost someone if a woman receives multiple text messages from a person she doesn’t want to talk to?
Ghosting someone, or failing to respond to their text messages, is a common occurrence in the world of text messaging.
If a woman (or anyone else) chooses to ghost someone rather than respond to annoying text messages, then they certainly have the right to do so.
It’s better to ignore someone’s text message rather than text back something that could offend the person.
According to various studies that were conducted, the average amount of time that it takes for a person to respond to a text message is 1–2 minutes.
Of course, this is simply an average, and not everyone responds in this short period of time.
It can sometimes take some people much longer to respond to a text message, but it depends on the person and what they might be doing at the time.
There are numerous emojis available for use when sending text messages to friends, colleagues, family, and anyone else, and they can certainly make sending text messages much more fun.
GIFS can increase the fun even more, as people can express themselves in more playful and fun ways.
However, be careful when sending emojis and GIFS to the wrong person, as they could possibly be misconstrued or misinterpreted.
In 1992, the first text message was sent by Neil Papworth to the Vodafone director Richard Jarvis while he was at a Christmas party, and the text message said, “Merry Christmas.”
From then on, sending text messages became more and more popular over the years.
For those who aren’t aware of this fact, text messages used to be limited to 160 characters, which severely limited what messages people could send to other people.
As you can see, people enjoy using abbreviations and slang terms when sending text messages, but this can sometimes be pretty confusing if you’re not sure what an abbreviation or slang term means.
If you’re ever not sure what a slang term or abbreviation means, don’t be afraid to ask the other person what they mean, or at least look it up so you’ll know how to respond appropriately.