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Dear Poll: How Do You Communicate With Your Love Interest?

In the modern world of technology, dating has become increasingly more complicated. And with so many ways to communicate with each other, it feels like good old-fashioned phone calls come few and far between. I'm a big proponent of face time while getting to know a love interest (there's something to be said about physical interaction), but tell me, what method of communication do you and your crush tend to use in the beginning stages of a blossoming relationship?


sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
Most of these at some point... We live together though.
lauraxtc lauraxtc 8 years
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
Face to face almost all the time. Sometimes we call eachother up and chat.
LeChatonNoir LeChatonNoir 8 years
If you guys are within fair distance of each other, you can't beat face time. It's an actual commitment to spending time with one another, which you can't possibly compare to IM or Text Messaging, which is much more casual and has the tendency for mis-interpretation. Face-time is intimate, and it is real. Forget about conversation - crushing is about the CONNECTION. !!!!
mortar31 mortar31 8 years
Initially it was a lot of phone conversation since she was in Chicago. But in order to get our face time we have started using the webcam, helps a lot. I can't wait to see her next weekend though ;)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Years ago when my current boyfriend and I were in the beginning stage...IM and email...and phone calls of course.
A-Journey-To-Wellth A-Journey-To-Wellth 8 years
I've literally been back on the dating scene since the beginning of December and in the last week have found a guy I truly like... three dates in and it's all been about quality face time. The texting and phone calls are just means for us to get to the face time. :)
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 8 years
Talking face to face is the best, for sure, but we text all the time. I love flirty texting =]
pioneers pioneers 8 years
it starts with online, then text, then phone calls and more "face time" (I really hate that term.) However, now that my boyfriend and I have been together for a while, and we're both tech-obsessed, we have a system down for how we communicate during the day: Gmail chat during work, facebook wall posts periodically, phone on the drive home, and face-to-face whenever we can--there's nothing better than communicating in REAL life.
karlotta karlotta 8 years
We met on IM. A common friend gave him my IM, and he started writing me ALL THE TIME. I was like "I don't know you, go away!!" - but he was so funny, I gave in and started writing back after a few days. Because he was 5000 miles away, that's how we communicated for a year and a half, until we bought him a plane ticket, and finally got some "face" time ;) Now that we live together, we still chat via IM - from the living room to the bedroom. Better than shouting! And it brings us back to our roots...
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
When I was dating, anything but the phone...I hate talking on the phone.
keiraz keiraz 8 years
text or IM but we usually do not use these techniques especially him cuz he doesn't like online chatting really
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
face time is when we communicate the most and the best. texting cute little nothings during our long workdays is fun, though.
macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
I voted for texting - although we spend at least 12-15 hours face to face over the weekend, during the week, we text a few times a day on average, depending on work schedules. We do comment on each other's statuses (stati??) and photos on facebook. We rarely talk on the phone or via msn/IM, although I'd be happy to talk this way if he wanted to
Lukin Lukin 8 years
Obviously, it's all about face time, but I use all or most of these technologies to communicate with everyone, romantic relationship or not. They're kind of a necessary evil and convenience in this day and age.
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
Despite any problems we have, or if we hate each other or fight, we can't go even one day without hearing each others' voice.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
When my partner and I started out we spent a lot of time together, and talked over IM and SMS constantly. We talk daily through IM or SMS but everythings much more in depth when we talk face to face.
Myst Myst 8 years
I'm in LDR so communication is important to me. We have a daily webcam date everyday and send tons of email
leb357 leb357 8 years
When we first started dating, my guy and i would use instant messenger while online at work. Obviously we'd see each other in person, too, but we had a lot of chats online. Now we're in an LDR, so it's a lot of webcam along with some email mostly. I'm gonna go see him tomorrow and get my face to face time though :) :)
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
I voted e-mail, because I'm in an LDR, but really it's all of the above!!!
zabrow zabrow 8 years
i agree that face time is #1, definitely. like babysoftpink, the guy i'm seeing right now is across the country, so we do a lot of text messaging, phone calls, facebook chat & emails.
SoCalSugar SoCalSugar 8 years
I agree with face time, but in the early crush stages, I definitely use IM a lot
0fashionqueen 0fashionqueen 8 years
I prefer face time as well because it is a little for personal to me. I use the phone every once and a while, but I prefer face to face.
babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
who does not prefer face time? The only difficulties is the physical distance such as the person is 6,000 miles away and the only way to communicate is through every other means BUT physical contact.
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
I prefer facetime because you can gauge their sincerity better than over technology. Plus its more engaging less chance for distraction
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