Texting has become the way that we keep in touch: between Whats App and SMS, some 77 billion messages are sent per day globally.
“You’re supposed to be immediate, and now you have a device that makes you so,” she says of the logic of the aggrieved.
“Couples have problems when a partner doesn’t respond because you have now violated the contract in the relationship.” There’s good reason to believe that we treat our texts—and the phones that contain them—like we treat our relationships in general.
The "Xennials" are supposedly a group born between the late 1970s and early 1980s, who were born analogue and became digital adults.
But the evidence for their existence isn't as clear-cut as we might hope.
Knowing whether you are exploring or wanting to settle down can help you to make decisions about when to stay with a budding relationship, and when to move on to the next one.
While opposites may attract, they don't always live together well.
Attempt to learn which of your goals and values you can safely and comfortably compromise on and which you can't.
If you're young you may not really yet understand what values are core to you and which you can compromise.
For example, if you are an impulsive person given to making spur of the moment decisions, you may find it frustrating to be in a relationship with someone who insists on planning things out.