' is very low compared to 'I'm here with a group of people. Casual, easy and non-threatening — the simple beauty of text messaging is upending American dating culture.Not since the dawn of the automobile has a technology — the cellphone — so swiftly and radically changed the way people interact, meet and move forward (or not) in a relationship.'Hey, do you want to hang out tonight.' They're kind of fishing for a response," she says.Dean, a Millennial who writes about her generation — generally born 1982 to 2000 — says, "We really see this generation as having a huge handicap in communication. We don't know how to express our emotions, and we tend to hide behind technology, computers and social media."People are uncomfortable using the phone. You can think exactly what you want to say and how to craft it.
Drew Johnson has learned that when it comes to asking a woman out, texting beats calling every time."Most of the girls I've hung out with lately prefer a group activity rather than one-on-one," says Johnson, 30, a mechanical engineer from West Chicago, Ill., who plays bass in a band.