Technology has had a bad rep lately in the media. While reading stories about how we’re all becoming addicted to our phones – most of us ironically stumbling upon these articles while browsing on our mobiles – we’ve lost sight of some of the ways the handheld mobile device can bring people together.
Believe it or not, texting with your loved one can actually enhance your relationship. Every relationship is different, but here are some tips on how to help keep that spark alive through the power of SMS.
Unlike social media, texting feels private
Most of us have the habit of oversharing online. By sending a text message to your partner, you are showing that you took the time to think of them. It’s more intimate than commenting on a Facebook post and shows that the message is for their eyes only.
Sexting can keep things spicy
Before diving into this, it’s a great idea to talk to your partner about consent and whether they are comfortable with a bit of sexy texting, or sexting. This can be as simple as texting how you can’t wait to hold them again, or something more explicit. Find out what they are comfortable with before beginning, but a sexy and unexpected text can turn a whole day around.
It’s the thought that counts
Whether you’re having a boys’ night out or a girls’ night in, a little text to let your loved one know you’re thinking of them goes a long way. Not only does it help alleviate anxieties that your partner might have, but it shows that you care about them. Don’t spend the whole night on your phone, though – be present in the moment. A little quick text won’t do any harm.
It can help communicate what you really feel
Sometimes, we need to think about our words before we say them. A text message gives us time to craft just the right message to share your feelings without the pressure of an immediate response.
But don’t rely on the phone too much. The best form of romantic interaction is face-to-face after all. If you are after more ways to enhance your romantic relationship, why not try couples counselling?
Do you have other ways you like to let your loved one know you’re thinking of them?