'Hey, do you want to hang out tonight.' They're kind of fishing for a response," she says.
Technology gives us tools for controlling our relationships."Baron co-authored research, published last year in the journal Language Sciences, which studied mobile phone use in five nations, including the USA.
Drew Johnson has learned that when it comes to asking a woman out, texting beats calling every time."Most of the girls I've hung out with lately prefer a group activity rather than one-on-one," says Johnson, 30, a mechanical engineer from West Chicago, Ill., who plays bass in a band.
"From my observations, the response rate on, 'Do you want to go for dinner or meet for a drink?
' is very low compared to 'I'm here with a group of people. Casual, easy and non-threatening — the simple beauty of text messaging is upending American dating culture.
Not since the dawn of the automobile has a technology — the cellphone — so swiftly and radically changed the way people interact, meet and move forward (or not) in a relationship.