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BlackBerry Messaging a Crush

Help a Reader Out: BlackBerry Messenger Flirting Etiquette

When it comes to a budding relationship influenced by technology, reader chelsea25 poses an interesting question:

How about BlackBerry chat etiquette? I met this guy through a friend a few years [ago], we were all out at a bar, we had a chat and a dance. I've had a bit of a crush on him ever since. Recently (about a month ago) I was having lunch with this same friend, and the guy stopped by to say hello. Now I can't stop thinking about him. My friend suggested I add him onto my BlackBerry chat as I am not on Facebook, and she'd say she was talking about him to me and gave me his pin! Bad idea??

Actually, writing this out actually makes me think yeah, bad idea. The only thing is our mutual friend has moved away. I don't think we will bump into each other again unless on purpose. What are the rules for Blackberry messenger?

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Find out what I have to say and share your own advice after the break.

Add him! Here's why: you want to see him again, and the only way you'll see him again (according to you) is by adding him. What do you have to lose? If he doesn't respond, or doesn't respond as you hoped he would, you can rest easy that you gave it a try. And, I don't know about you, but I'd be thankful for this convenient technology to use to get in touch. It's far less scary than actually calling him — don't you think? The only potential anxiety-producing moment will likely be when you see that the message was received and read (thank you, BBM for your notifications), but he hasn't responded. But I still say it's worth a shot!

Do you agree? Have better advice? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Flickr user kevinspencer

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