In a 2015 poll by the Gravitate Research Group, 80% of Americans said they prefer texting to voice calls, and the average American spends 26 minutes texting every day.So texting compatibility can be an important signifier of how communication would work in a long-term relationship.
“The danger is you extend ‘the game’ into the relationship, and that game becomes normalized.
It’s no wonder, then, that text message miscommunications were a daily source of stress and anxiety.
It was yet another box to check as we sought a significant other: textual chemistry.
Text chemistry is no guarantee of in-person chemistry, but it’s the only indicator we have.” And sometimes a poor indicator.
That’s what a 24-year-old friend I’ll call Jane found after falling for a guy she met on dating app Coffee Meets Bagel after weeks of messaging.