Let’s be honest… How many of you like to talk on the phone when you’re dating somebody?

Let’s go through all the periods of dating. Let’s really talk about this. When you first meet somebody, how many of you actually pick up the phone to arrange a date?

How many of you in the first month of a relationship get on the phone, and talk to your new lover?

The answer is astonishing isn’t it? The majority of people in today’s modern dating world are texting each other, and not talking on the phone. Here’s the thing though… I think texting is great.

Let me tell you how it used to be, for those of you who don’t remember. When I was in my 20s and dating in New York City, I would go out five nights a week. I was bartending three to four nights a week, and one to two nights a week I would go out with friends. I loved to party, and loved to drink. You’d always find me in the clubs and the bars.

I was your typical 20-something-year-old living in Manhattan, where you stay up until 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning and party the night away. One or two nights a week, I would stay home because I was meeting women wherever I went and I needed a break.

I had to call them, because there was no texting. There were no cell phones. I would sit at home, on a Sunday or Monday night, and I would call women on and arrange my dates for the week. I was making sure we connected again. I would have to talk on the phone for hours.

Whenever I was dating somebody in the beginning, I would call them up between dates to re-connect with them. It was so time-consuming, and most of the time it never led to a relationship. Either I got sick of them, or they got sick of me. The amount of time I spent on the phone in my 20s and probably 30s was probably a year or two of my life.

Now it’s a simple, short SMS message, then hit send. Granted, women don’t like it as much. In fact, they’d much rather talk on the phone and chat. I think men are definitely happier texting has come in. It takes up so much less of our time.

But you need to know what you’re doing when you’re texting women, and that’s what I’m looking at in this video. I’d like to open the floor on this one too. Do you prefer texting women to talking on the phone? Are you happier sending a quick text message, or would you rather connect the “old fashioned way” and hear each other’s voice on the phone?

Love to get your thoughts on this.