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Geek Out: Do You Text, Call, or Email the Most With Your Love?

I thank my lucky stars that I wasn't single when it apparently became de rigeur to ask people out via text, like what Ginnifer Goodwin said she encounters.

I had an old-fashioned, caller-ID cell phone courtship (Yep, that's what's considered old-fashioned now).

But now that we're serious, I don't mind the "let's go out to eat" or "I love you" text or email; I don't demand phone calls for things I would have early in the relationship (is that problematic, Greg Behrendt?).

Maybe we're texters and emailers because we get plenty of face time at home, but it's interesting that we actually don't call each other that much. As big geeky smartphone people, who needs to pick up a phone?

But tell me; what kind of communication do you and your significant other most often share — texts, emails, calls — or are you even geekier, Twittering or Facebooking your plans and feelings?

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sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
Probably phone calls? We live together though. Maybe tweets?? :)
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Call and text :)
skigurl skigurl 8 years
matredalia - i call bullshit on that whole polyamorous thing
shiningeyes shiningeyes 8 years
I don't do the texting thing. Thankfully, my bf doesn't either. We email if he's at home... if he's at work, we just wait for our daily lunch phonecall talks.
Matdredalia Matdredalia 8 years
I'm polyamorous, so this question applies to 3 different people in 3 different ways to me. I live with my partner of 5 years, and the only time it's not face-to-face is when he calls home from work once in awhile (we don't even have cellphones) or we talk on IM's when other people are around and we want to talk privately without having to sneak off to the bedroom so as not to spill our gutts to our guests. My husband lives in England and we're working on getting his Visa, and we talk mostly by Skype text messages & IM's since he has a Skype mobile phone. We also do phone calls and Skype calls, but for the majority of it it's IM's. And as for my boyfriend who is also long distance, it's IM's & text messages via MSN Messenger, and the occasional phone call. We also drop each other messages on Facebook & MySpace, just as sort of a long distance PDA thing. I hardly ever email anybody, and I use email more as a tool for corporate newsletters and stuff, I almost never use it for personal matters. I feel it takes too long to get back and forth and it always feels really awkward to me. Is it sad that I look at email as old school, even though I can remember when it first came out and was a big deal and I was a huge fan of it?
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
w w 8 years
email and call. we're on different networks and inter--network texts are expensive so email does the trick for the text-replacement.
nestingdolls nestingdolls 8 years
texting. we both have very busy lives.
hex913 hex913 8 years
We almost exclusively email (usually during working hours) and call any other time, otherwise we're together so we can talk in person.
anaisethenry anaisethenry 8 years
Email, text, IM, Facebook, calls, we used to blackberry IM constantly until he decided he wanted an iphone.. we often have to resort to skype video because he travels so much!
tlight tlight 8 years
I just realized the other day that my new Beau and I chat each night instead of calling to talk about our days. We are both too distracted to have a phone conversation. I think that the visual component of online is especailly good for us, as we are both visual people. I don't think it's less personal at all.
inkhearts inkhearts 8 years
Phone calls, Blackberry Messenger, and E-mails. We met on the internet anyway! Hee!
Katie-Kat398180 Katie-Kat398180 8 years
Oh. We've used all sorts of technology. We met at school, but got to know each other over e-mail and IM (for our first anni, he put all our e-mails into a published-like book). Then it was, and still is after we're married, texts and IM's. We'll call each other if it's really really really important, but for the most part, if we're separated, we're texting or IMing. That's not to say we don't enjoy the classic face-to-face...nothing compares to that.
ChicBookFiend ChicBookFiend 8 years
Calls, texts and e-mail. More of the second than the others. I've even gotten the "Booty Text." Text is the new booty call now, it seems. LOL.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
We used to email much more but now email is only about work related things or me forwarding him something interesting. We text mostly but we have been "bringing the phone call back" as I just can't text and drive (plus it is illegal). Oh I think you forgot IM'ing. We do a ton of IM'ing during the day both work related and personal.
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
Call, actually. He calls me, rather than texting, about all the little stuff. Sometimes its kind of annoying because texting would be so much faster and less distracting, but other times I really appreciate that he puts the extra effort in. We email each other during the workday a lot too.
brookberrys brookberrys 8 years
We never email - he doesn't know how to do that. :oy: It's probably a tie between calls and texts - if its not something we need to discuss, we will text (like "Pick up milk on your way home", etc). But if its something that requires a discussion, we'll call.
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 8 years
E-mail and Facebook usually.
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