Text or call?

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    Aug 15, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    I find myself dreading phone calls any more or making them, id much rather receive or send a text.

    Do you prefer a text or call?
  • Webster666

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    Aug 15, 2010 10:30 PM GMT
    I hate phones.
    I prefer to email.
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    Aug 15, 2010 10:35 PM GMT
    I wasn't a big fan of texting. Seemed more personal to hear the sound of a friend's voice. Now that I've realized how 'short but sweet' texting can be, I'd rather not talk on the phone at all.
  • KepaArg

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    Aug 15, 2010 10:40 PM GMT
    Depends, I guess- out and about for sure texting or just a little ''thinking of you'' note hehe icon_smile.gif

    If at home I prefer to talk and hear the other persons voice
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    Aug 15, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    CALL.
    CALL
    CALL

    Leave a message. Or I will pick up. I'm not a blabber on the phone. If we talk it will be short but sweet. I hate staring into my PDA with my fingers fumbling all over the place.

    Texting has its benefits but I want to hear the voice.

    If I start to date a guy and he only texts me then that's a red flag to me. Relying on texting and emails for personal relationships (especially in the beginning ) is a way to avoid being spontaneous and actually having to interact with people. It's easy to hide behind typed words.
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    Aug 15, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
    call call call. I dont get the point of texting, its just a way of avoiding communication I think. How can you ask a guy out over a text?
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    Aug 15, 2010 11:22 PM GMT
    Well, since I don't own a cell phone I'd say call.
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    Aug 15, 2010 11:24 PM GMT
    Text. Hate speaking.
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    Aug 15, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    redbull saidI find myself dreading phone calls any more or making them, id much rather receive or send a text.

    Do you prefer a text or call?
    I prefer a call for talking, but if I can't answer, I'd rather receive a text than a voicemail...much more reliable.
    However, my fingers don't like textersations.
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    Aug 15, 2010 11:30 PM GMT
    HATE TXT.! ...but.not fond of phone either, but prefer calls over txt...
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    Aug 15, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
    depends on the message, the context, and the circumstances
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    Aug 16, 2010 12:39 AM GMT
    _chuck_ saiddepends on the message, the context, and the circumstances



    Agreed. We prefer phone calls though. A thousand cues are present in a tone of voice that could take pages of text to describe. It's also a helluva a lot faster.

    I had the recent pleasure of speaking with lostboy. Dear god, hearing his voice, I can understand how some guys get into phone sex. I'll leave your imaginations to consider the full, rich, dark tones of it.


    tra la -Doug
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    Aug 16, 2010 12:42 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]meninlove said
    I had the recent pleasure of speaking with lostboy. Dear god, hearing his voice, I can understand how some guys get into phone sex. I'll leave your imaginations to consider the full, rich, dark tones of it.
    tra la -Doug [/quote]

    You are bad.icon_cool.gif
  • commoncoll

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    Aug 16, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    I would rather email over texting.
    But I would rather call over email. It is so much faster and simpler to just have a conversation where you can do all you want without the wait.

    Many times texts are as such:
    Person 1: "Whacha doin'?"
    Person 2: "Nothin'." "Whachew doin'?"
    Person 1: "Just chillin'"
    Person 2: "I'm bored"

    Such ridiculous things rarely happen in real conversation, besides those of teenage girls.
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    Aug 16, 2010 12:51 AM GMT
    KissingPro said[quote][cite]meninlove said
    I had the recent pleasure of speaking with lostboy. Dear god, hearing his voice, I can understand how some guys get into phone sex. I'll leave your imaginations to consider the full, rich, dark tones of it.
    tra la -Doug


    You are bad.icon_cool.gif"


    OK that does it. Now you're gonna get it.

    I spoke with you, too!

    And quite frankly, if you and lostboy audio-taped a conversation with each other, a pile of men here would end up in cold, cold showers, or suffer a week of compulsive activities that require a steady hand and something lubricating.

    Have a nice day!

    -Doug icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 16, 2010 12:53 AM GMT
    I have never texted, and don't plan to. Call people young men! It improves your interpersonal skills (if you haven't lost them due to technology yet), plus awkwardness in phone conversations or face to face is part of the human experience. Enjoy! icon_cool.gif
  • Webster666

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    Aug 16, 2010 12:53 AM GMT
    Rujock saidcall call call. I dont get the point of texting, its just a way of avoiding communication I think. How can you ask a guy out over a text?




    Why can't you ask a guy out over a text ? If it's the last thing in the world he wants to do, he can take his time and think of how to respond so that he doesn't have to go out with you, yet not hurt your feelings.

    My feeling is that it's being considerate of the other guy.
    If I send an email (or text), he has all the time in the world to decide how to respond, and when to respond.
    With the phone, he's being put on the spot, and maybe he's in the middle of something important.
  • Barker

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    Aug 16, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    i have kind of a code for text versus call.
    If it's a simple relay of information, then texts are great.
    If I sense that there's any evolving emotional tone, then the text stops, and we have either a phone call or face to face.
    There's something to be said for the little vocal affections and subtle emotions that you can hear in someone's voice or see in their body language that gets lost in text messages.
    It's because I don't want to miss anything that could turn into a bigger problem because some emotional tone got lost in text.
  • calibro

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    Aug 16, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    call... i hate spending 20 minutes texting in a conversation that would take 30 seconds
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    Aug 16, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    if I don't want to interact - text (easier to ignore a person on text than live on phone)
  • Celticmusl

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    Aug 16, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    Txting or in person. The less I chat on the phone with friends the more face time we have with each other. Txting helps us catch each other if we are in the same area, or are both thinking about a quick lunch or quick bike ride.
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    Aug 16, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    call. hate txt
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    Aug 16, 2010 1:33 AM GMT
    Give me a call...unless you're sending me a little notification of something (like you're running late, you saw something extraordinary, etc.)
  • DanOmatic

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    Aug 16, 2010 1:36 AM GMT
    For me, texts are fine for brief exchanges of information like: "running 10 minutes late" or "should I pick up something at the store on my way over?" or even 2-3 sentence humorous observations. But I really can't stand it when someone wants to have an entire conversation with me by text. Even worse is when it's someone I'm interested in dating and he seems essentially incapable of communicating by telephone.
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    Aug 16, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    If it's a close friend then a text is fine.

    If it's a date, then I'll call him, especially if the only contact we've had has been chatting online.