What is Flirtexting?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Flirtexting is an act of flirting via SMS. Flirtexting is the new language of love. Text in the city is alive and well, it found. But most of the textual intercourse is taking place among the young.

Motorola, the cellphone giant, conducted the survey in connection with the launch of its new Hint QA30 handset. Its other findings about how Canadians use tech gadgets to "hint" at their desires included:

- People 18 to 34 are more likely to use text messaging to "hint" in general. Seventeen per cent would message a hint they have a crush, and three per cent that someone had food in their teeth or that a friend's fly was down.

- French Canadians are more likely to "flirtext" a hint to a crush (16 per cent) than English Canadians (nine).

- Females are more likely to flirtext (12 per cent) than males (eight).

The findings came as no surprise to Debra Goldstein, co-author of the newly released guide Flirtexting: How To Text Your Way to His Heart.

The 27-year-old New Yorker said the idea for the book arose after she and co-author Olivia Baniuszewicz realized how much time they were spending trying to decipher what men's text messages were all about.

They concluded the obvious: Men are more comfortable texting than talking, and women might as well make the romantic best of it.

Texting is taking over as a way to make initial connections. Handled properly, a witty, appropriate, well timed flirtext can lead to dating and beyond.

Boys love to text. Therefore girls need to know how to flirtext. Guys much prefer texting - that's why texting has taken off so much.

When you are out, be out, she says. Don't pay more attention to texting than to your friends and the people who are all around you. Be a good friend. Be a good date.

source: www.vancouversun.com

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