Posts tagged "texting"

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 was I supposed to text back? I decided to call in reinforcements. I phoned my friend in a healthy, awesome, long-term relationship and I asked…

By: Simcha / September 22, 2010

Leaving The Country? Saudi Arabia May Text Message Your Male Guardian

Imagine if every time you left the country — for a vacation, for college, for a new job — you needed permission from your father, brother or husband.

That’s the story of Saudi Arabian women’s lives: women have male guardians (“mahrams”) who must go through a bureaucratic process to grant them permission to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2010

What Can Texting Underpants Do For You?

These “SIMsystem” (stands for Smart Incontinence Management) underpants are awesome in oh so many ways. Developed for use in nursing homes, they send a text message to nurses when a patient has an accident. This means bed wetters will spend more time being dry on average and nurses will waste less precious moments checking their…

By: Erin Flaherty / April 2, 2010

What Is “Mexting” And Why Will It Make You Fart?

So you’ve “sexted,” but have you “mexted”? Mexting is a didn’t-exist-until-it-was-invented-yesterday phenomenon where you snap sexually provocative photos of Mexican food on your cell phone camera.

Parents, are you sure you know what your teenager is doing with that taco? [Guanabee]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2010

Dating Don’ts: Know Your Textiquette

Texting has become as ubiquitous as the cell phones that birthed them, but what is it doing to our love lives? Can you imagine what a different movie “Casablanca” would be if, instead of suavely growling, “Here’s looking at you, kid,” Rick instead texted Ilsa:

; – )

Same sentiment (sort of), yet…

By: Judy McGuire / September 24, 2009

“That’s Not Cool”: A Very Cool Website For Teens In The Digital Era

Gossip is to high school as dry kindling is to fire—it doesn’t take much for things to get heated. And now with technology and the internet, we can only imagine that it’s like throwing kerosene on the blaze thanks to IM, Facebook, Twitter, you name it. That’s where ThatsNotCool.com steps in, a rad website for…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 23, 2009

The World’s Most Over-The-Top PSA Warns Not To Text And Drive

Remember those drunk driving PSAs we were forced to watch in Driver’s Ed? The plot was usually the same—a friend is at the funeral of a friend who was killed in a drunk driving accident and then we see a totaled car wrapped around a pole. While these were always a bit on the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 20, 2009

Crazy Emails From A Girlfriend Gone Mad

I think most of us at some point in our lives have sent an email or text in the heat of an angry moment that we later regretted. In the summer of 2007, a girl named Em didn’t have an angry moment, she had an angry two weeks, during which time she sent…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 11, 2009

Get Your Ph.D. In Textology

What’s the craziest, weirdest text message you’ve ever received? I know I have a bunch of zingers. There’s the buddy who sends me a random text message every six months that just says, “Hippopotamus.” Or there was the time a friend I hadn’t seen in a while replied to my friendly, “How r u?” text…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 7, 2009

Girl Talk: Why EChem is Just Not Enough

I heart words and communication. This includes emails, text messages, Gchat, Blackberry Messenger, iChat — the works. I am a sucker for a well-crafted email or a witty text message. My motto: The way to my heart is through my brain. That’s why I thought Joe could be Mr. Perfect for me. Joe and I…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 22, 2009

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 attention to sending a message than the sidewalk, when she plunged feet first into an uncovered manhole. “It was four or five feet, it wa…

By: Zandile Blay / July 13, 2009

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, before they ever met, via text messaging. How and why? Seal and “Doug1968” met online dating and exchanged a few emails before setting up a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 2009

How To Cheat Without Using Modern Technology

You would think that with all the different advancements in communication having an affair would be easier. Not so, according to a survey by Telstra Corp, a dominant phone company in Australia. The survey found that 25 percent of Australian cell phone users found out their partner or someone else’s was being unfaithful through text…

By: Annika Harris / June 24, 2009

America’s Next Top Texter

I’m the world’s slowest text messager. So I’m pretty darn impressed by the contestants who took part in LG’s third annual U.S. National Texting Championship on Tuesday. More than 250,000 applied, but only a very lucky 20 earned spots in the competition and got to show off their skills at texting blindfolded, texting while running…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 17, 2009

20 Relationships And Technology Dos And Don’ts

Ever sent a sexy text to your boyfriend… and then realized it was actually to your boss? Do you know your partner’s email password? Are you constantly checking your Blackberry—even when you’re on a date? Even if you’ve never experienced these tech troubles, it’s likely that you’ve encountered the intersection of technology and relationships—and maybe…

By: YourTango.com / June 16, 2009

What Are Your “Rules” For Dating?

I recently got a call from my best friend’s 18-year-old brother: “Uh hey, Leo, uh, so I like have this date with a girl, and it’s kind of my first date. And, my sister says you know the rules.” Oh no.

Did I know the rules? I wasn’t sure, but I did my…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 9, 2009

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 loud during sex but I can’t help it, what am I supposed to do? These questions were texted to the Birds and Bees Text Line,…

By: Annika Harris / May 4, 2009

Mind Of Man: Here’s Why We Don’t Call You Back

Fine, I’ll level with you. After all, we’ve been through so much together. You’re like foreign exchange students to me. Not unlike sisters. But I wouldn’t feel gross if I “accidentally” walked in on you while you showered. TMI?

Chances are the reason he hasn’t called you back is because he doesn’t want…

By: John DeVore / April 15, 2009

Quickies: Katy Perry May Have Kissed A Girl, But She’s Marrying A Man

Katy Perry is reportedly engaged to Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy. Guess she’s done kissing girls! [Your Tango]
Tired of being nice this year? Check out these gifts for those who want to put some naughty in their holiday. [Refinery29]
Madonna is rumored to be ringing in the holiday cheer with Alex Rodriguez,…

By: Persia Ali / December 16, 2008