#1 Posted by Mosdope (3 posts) -

This is my first post and I'll explain why it's a thank you message.

I've been talking to and seeing this girl since April of last year. Of course in the very beginning we were sending texts 24.7 throughout the day getting to know each other. By now, it's not like that and sometimes she doesn't respond or doesn't text me first much. I was becoming extremely paranoid and couldn't understand why the text convos were like they are but when we're in person, it's perfect and she seems into me like never before. I even came to her apt for the first time on our last date(big thing as she's inexperienced to say the least).

Getting dangerously depressed over the whole thing, I did a google search and came across this "Girl I've been recently dating doesn't text me at all?" topic where the OP seemed to going through the same struggles as me. The overwhelmingly positive responses from you all helped clear me out of my funk and made me realize that I was being extremely paranoid for no real reason, texting is the worst form of communication ever invented, and that if everything is perfect in person then I have nothing to worry about.

So thanks to you all, you don't realize how much those responses helped me out.

#2 Edited by ThunderSlash (1574 posts) -

texting is the worst form of communication ever invented

Seriously, it's like the 21st Century's version of the telegram. Takes a long as time to get a response and filled with annoying syntax that you otherwise wouldn't use in any other form of communication.

Oh and welcome to the Giant Bomb forums!

#3 Edited by EdgeKasey (130 posts) -

There is also no tone in a text which can easily lead to misunderstandings verrrry quickly.

#4 Edited by pyromagnestir (4254 posts) -

I think I speak on behalf of all of us when I say, "You're welcome. And no problem. I help people all the time. I'm pretty great."

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#5 Posted by AMyggen (2612 posts) -

Giant Bomb is the new Dan Savage!

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#6 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1539 posts) -

I always click on these threads, hoping to stop a suicide. I'm glad this isn't one of them.

#7 Edited by EarlessShrimp (1631 posts) -

I think I speak on behalf of all of us when I say, "You're welcome. And no problem. I help people all the time. I'm pretty great."

he's really not that great. Actually, he's not that helpful either. You've been warned.

#8 Posted by pyromagnestir (4254 posts) -

@pyromagnestir said:

I think I speak on behalf of all of us when I say, "You're welcome. And no problem. I help people all the time. I'm pretty great."

he's really not that great. Actually, he's not that helpful either. You've been warned.

Those statements are accurate.

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#9 Posted by Generic_username (592 posts) -

I had absolutely no part in the thing that helped you, but I'm glad the Giantbomb community was able to help you. Yes, texting sucks. It's horrible.

#10 Posted by Random45 (1065 posts) -

Texting definitely is the worst form of communication, I hate it so much. Whenever I go to hang out with friends, and they're on their stupid ass phones over half the time I just want to rip it out of their hand and throw it as far as I can. I know it's unrelated to the thread, but seriously, don't text when you're hanging out with friends, I'm there to talk and have fun, not look around being bored while you text everyone, ugh.

#11 Edited by Blargonaut (146 posts) -

Texting is a fine form of communication when you really know someone well and know how they talk and think. If it's a new friendship or relationship it's much dicier. It's harder to tell if they are being sarcastic or serious. You also don't know how quickly they respond and start to get paranoid. I've been there too.

#12 Edited by DeadpanCakes (818 posts) -

Oh hey, I remember that thread!

#13 Edited by Nightriff (4930 posts) -

Oh you are welcome....?

EDIT: Anyone have the link to the thread?

#14 Posted by Mosdope (3 posts) -

@nightriff: thread link is: http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/off-topic-31/girl-i-ve-been-recently-dating-doesn-t-text-me-at--1462049/

And thank you all for the welcome!

#15 Edited by Xeiphyer (5597 posts) -

Glad to hear the site could be of some help. Good luck with the lady friend duder.

#16 Posted by Nightriff (4930 posts) -
#17 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4932 posts) -

I always click on these threads, hoping to stop a suicide. I'm glad this isn't one of them.

Is it bad that I thought the same thing?

#18 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1539 posts) -

@alwaysbebombing said:

I always click on these threads, hoping to stop a suicide. I'm glad this isn't one of them.

Is it bad that I thought the same thing?

No, cause I've seen you and the other dude with an Edward icon in those threads before too

#19 Posted by TruthTellah (8578 posts) -

@alexandersheen said:

@alwaysbebombing said:

I always click on these threads, hoping to stop a suicide. I'm glad this isn't one of them.

Is it bad that I thought the same thing?

No, cause I've seen you and the other dude with an Edward icon in those threads before too

Man, we see far too many threads like that. I mean, it's good that people reach out, but damn.

#20 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1539 posts) -

@alwaysbebombing said:

@alexandersheen said:

@alwaysbebombing said:

I always click on these threads, hoping to stop a suicide. I'm glad this isn't one of them.

Is it bad that I thought the same thing?

No, cause I've seen you and the other dude with an Edward icon in those threads before too

Man, we see far too many threads like that. I mean, it's good that people reach out, but damn.

I know :(

I wish all the people on giant bomb could be happy.

#21 Posted by h0lgr (908 posts) -

@mosdope said:

This is my first post and I'll explain why it's a thank you message.

I've been talking to and seeing this girl since April of last year. Of course in the very beginning we were sending texts 24.7 throughout the day getting to know each other. By now, it's not like that and sometimes she doesn't respond or doesn't text me first much. I was becoming extremely paranoid and couldn't understand why the text convos were like they are but when we're in person, it's perfect and she seems into me like never before. I even came to her apt for the first time on our last date(big thing as she's inexperienced to say the least).

Getting dangerously depressed over the whole thing, I did a google search and came across this "Girl I've been recently dating doesn't text me at all?" topic where the OP seemed to going through the same struggles as me. The overwhelmingly positive responses from you all helped clear me out of my funk and made me realize that I was being extremely paranoid for no real reason, texting is the worst form of communication ever invented, and that if everything is perfect in person then I have nothing to worry about.

So thanks to you all, you don't realize how much those responses helped me out.

Congratulations! I have one thing to ask.
Please don't become too attached. This is all I ask.
Keep enjoying whatever it is you enjoy, don't give up on friends and DO NOT get too blinded. Have fun.

#22 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

You're too right. I really am awesome.


Oh also, have you considered touching her shoulder?

#23 Edited by Unilad (556 posts) -

@mosdope

Dude, just breath air. I didn't read your thread but I know that I deserve thanks as I'm a pretty chilla dude so basically just wanted to accept your thanks and give some back for taking the time to give me some thanks. I really appreciate it. Always appreciating wet paint and music, the note goes up then down what. I know what I said is pretty deep, so I'll just leave you with this that no matter how hard you fall.....

porn is always there.

#24 Posted by AssInAss (2551 posts) -

@amyggen said:

Giant Bomb is the new Dan Savage!

El. Oh. El.

#25 Posted by afabs515 (1015 posts) -

@alwaysbebombing said:

I always click on these threads, hoping to stop a suicide. I'm glad this isn't one of them.

Is it bad that I thought the same thing?

I too thought the exact same thing. Anytime someone posts a thread with "Thank you" in the title, I get nervous now.

#26 Posted by believer258 (11683 posts) -

@alexandersheen said:

@alwaysbebombing said:

I always click on these threads, hoping to stop a suicide. I'm glad this isn't one of them.

Is it bad that I thought the same thing?

No, cause I've seen you and the other dude with an Edward icon in those threads before too

'ello.

Yeah, I'm glad to see that this isn't another one. It's only happened twice, off the top of my head, and fortunately one of them seems to have come back around and is still a regular poster to my knowledge. I hate the thought that someone feels there's nothing left for them on this Earth.

But this is just regular lady-friend advice, or someone thanking Giantbomb for lady-friend advice (!?) so I'll zip back out of here to go bitch about some trivial game-related thing.