Posts tagged "text messages"

City Creates Sidewalk Lane For Texting While Walking

Taking a cue from an American experiment, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to…

Newser | September 15, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Text Messages Are Useless … Hormonally Speaking

Text messaging may have changed the way we communicate, but it will never change the way we communicate. According to a new study, text messages do not have the power…

Ami Angelowicz | August 17, 2011 - 4:20 pm

18 Reasons Not To Text Him Back

I got my first text from this guy I’ve liked forever. Finally, after years of subtly dangling the carrot that is moi, he started running for the bait. But what…

Simcha | September 22, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Texting Rules: He Said What?

Being young in the 21st century means that the “dating world” extends beyond face-to-face communication. I’m talking about Facebook, email and, of course, texting. Texting has become the main form…

Lauren Gold | June 11, 2010 - 6:00 pm

The Girlfriend Keeper: Nothing Says Love Like Automated Texts And Emails To Your Girlfriend

How pissed would you be if the schmoopy text messages your boyfriend sent you every other hour were automated from an iPhone app called the Girlfriend Keeper? Alas, the Girlfriend…

Jessica Wakeman | August 28, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Teen Text Walks, Falls Into A Manhole

A 15-year-old New York girl found out that walking and texting can be just as dangerous as driving while texting. Alexa Longueira was strolling down the street and paying more…

Zandile Blay | July 13, 2009 - 6:00 pm

Blind Dates And Texting Don’t Mix — Or Do They?

Over at Double X, there’s this truly hilarious essay by Kelly Seal, who explains how she found herself apologizing to someone she was supposed to go on a date with,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 8, 2009 - 1:20 pm

Sex Ed Through Text Messaging

If you take a shower before you have sex, are you less likely to get pregnant? Does a normal penis have wrinkles? If my BF doesn’t like me to be…

Annika Harris | May 4, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Why Didn’t You Text/Call Me Back?

Do you watch the show “Tough Love”? I don’t, but both Annika and Simcha have caught episodes and claim that it rivals my beloved “Millionaire Matchmaker.” That remains to be…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 1, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Top 10 Sexting Acronyms For Adults

Netlingo.com recently posted a list of 50 sexting/IM acronyms every parent of teenagers should know. The list included acronyms like the always romantic “DUM” (“Do you masturbate?”), “FMLTWIA” (“F*** me…

Wendy Atterberry | March 31, 2009 - 1:30 pm

That’s Textual Harassment, And I Don’t Have To Take It!

A little while back, I shared why I thought text messaging was keeping romance alive, despite being more impersonal than phone calls or face-to-face contact. Text messaging is a powerful…

Catherine Strawn | March 18, 2009 - 12:30 pm

In Their Own Way, Text Messages Are Keeping Romance Alive

A survey by the U.K.’s National Trust found that 70 percent of women and 53 percent of men would rather get a love letter or poem than a text or…

Catherine Strawn | February 10, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Does He Use Pronouns In His Text Messages? That’s A Good Sign

As IMs, text messages, and emails have become the predominant way for guys to ask us out on dates, I think it has gotten easier to figure out whether someone…

Catherine Strawn | January 23, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Safe Sex: Coming To A Cell Phone Near You!

As sexting gets more popular, safe sexting gets a grant! A series of modern sex ed soap operas have been filmed and distributed via cell phones thanks to an endowment…

Simcha | January 5, 2009 - 8:30 pm

Quickies!: Our Wombs Have Sympathy Pains

A woman delivered a 14 pound baby. ZOMG! Two doctors were needed to lift the load out the womb. Every woman is in pain thinking about that. [Fox News]

Annika Harris | December 30, 2008 - 10:00 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Marketing Of The Pill & A “Grey’s Anatomy” SPOILER

You know how Yaz manufacturers push its skin-clearing abilities more than the contraceptive benefits in its commercials? That’s no accident. In an effort to encourage better compliance, many…

Annika Harris | December 5, 2008 - 2:30 pm

Hookup Text Messages Seem Quaint When Embroidered

A woman who goes by the name Ginger Anyhow reworked some love-related text messages into embroidered art. Isn’t it amazing how romantic this obvious booty call seems when it’s taken…

Catherine Strawn | September 25, 2008 - 11:30 am

Text Messaging Ruins Jennifer Aniston’s Love Life Too

The text message: the worst invention to ever happen to dating. Well, it’s at least a close second to the chastity belt. This technological form of “communication” has already left…

Simcha | August 22, 2008 - 11:00 am

Poll: Is Technology A Part Of Your Sex Life?

A study conducted by author Joan Sauers for her new book, Sex Lives of Australian Women, found that 20 percent of Australian women have admitted to having a sexual encounter…

Catherine Strawn | June 30, 2008 - 12:30 pm

Wednesday Quickies!

A documentary covering Heidi Fleiss’s attempt to open a legal all-male brothel for women in Nevada premiere’s July 21 on HBO. [W]
A 15-year-old in Canton, OH (where I grew…

Catherine Strawn | June 25, 2008 - 9:00 pm
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