"Especially if we don't know each other well." Trub says unspoken rules like these are part of an evolving etiquette that varies between generations and from group to group — and can easily be misinterpreted."What rule book are we following and how do we know that? To avoid that problem, dating coach Deanna Cobden suggests letting the other person know your texting preferences."This is the big thing that everybody needs to work on, whether it's dating or any relationship," Walsh said.
Another person may interpret that as a signal of gravity about the message that was sent.Evolving etiquette, cultural differences and unspoken expectations are some of the many issues Trub and other experts highlight with texting while dating.When Dang starts texting with a guy, she doesn't feel the need to follow any rules."If you like the guy, go ahead and text them," she said.Another person, commenting on a Reddit thread CBC News posted on the topic, expressed a similar opinion.
"I think that 'wait for x amount of days before texting' is bullshit," Reddit user victoria-n wrote.Singles and experts say texting while in the throes of a new romance can pose specific problems.(Credit: i Stock/Getty Images) Walsh says being able to clearly state preferences and negotiate can lay the foundation for a strong relationship."I remember just feeling so weird about it," she said.The trials and tribulations of dating, particularly online, aren't new."The reality is, it's up to you," Cobden said.