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"The 'I Will Text You Later' vs 'Call You Later' Dilemma: Navigating Communication


text vs call

In today's fast-paced digital world, intimate relationships have become entwined with technology. With various communication channels at our fingertips, it's common to encounter the dilemma of whether to text or call a potential love interest. The simple phrase, "I will text you later" or "call you later," carries more weight than we may initially anticipate.


The Significance of Texting: Texting has undeniably become the preferred mode of communication for many people. It offers convenience, allows for carefully crafted messages, and provides a sense of control over the conversation. Text sending can create anticipation while allowing recipients to respond at their own pace. Texting is famous for casual discussions, sharing information, or organizing plans.


The Power of a Phone Call:

While texting is convenient, a phone call has its unique advantages. Hearing someone's voice adds a personal touch and allows for a more immediate and meaningful connection. Phone calls enable a deeper level of communication, as voice tone and inflections provide valuable cues that may not be apparent through text. Furthermore, a phone call demonstrates higher interest and effort than a simple text message.


Understanding the Context: When deciding whether to text or call someone, it's crucial to consider the context. Are you establishing the initial connection, making plans, or discussing something important? The choice may depend on the stage of the relationship and the level of comfort established. If you are still getting to know each other, texting might be more appropriate, allowing both parties to exchange messages and build a foundation comfortably. However, a phone call can be invaluable to deepen the connection or have a more meaningful conversation.


Balancing Preferences:

It's essential to recognize that everyone has different communication preferences. Some people may prefer the ease and indirectness of texting, while others may crave the personal touch of a phone call.


Understanding and respecting these preferences is crucial for building a healthy and effective means of communication in any potential relationship. If in doubt, it's best to have an open conversation about how both parties prefer to communicate.


The Middle Ground: Voice and Text Combined:

Recognizing that texting and calling have their merits, they need not be mutually exclusive. Balancing both forms of communication can be a healthy approach.

For instance, you can start a conversation with a text message and, if it evolves into something more profound, suggest transitioning to a phone call to delve into the topic further. This way, you can combine the convenience and thoughtfulness of texting with the emotional connection fostered by a phone call.

The "I will text you later" versus "call you later" dilemma is significant in modern dating and relationships. While texting offers convenience and control, a phone call adds a personal touch and deeper connection. Understanding the context, respecting individual preferences, and balancing texting and calling can help foster effective communication and nurture potential relationships. Open communication and consideration for one another's preferences will be vital in navigating this aspect of modern romance.


However, we think this issue leads to a too-casual aspect of dating. ie What if the do not next or call?????


Erin

Time to Dish:

  • In your current or past relationship, was it text or phone-based?

  • How did it develop?

  • Did they follow through?

  • Word for word, when someone says they are going to do something - do you feel disrespected if they do not?


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