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But I’m learning that those moments are called vulnerability, and that when other people witness them, it helps them know you better.My boyfriend, for his part — bless him — now knows to provide me with the daily texting validation I crave.As I grew up, AIM was replaced by texting, but typed-out messages remained my preferred mode of communicating with people I liked and people I dated.
You missed our wild days and we're settled down now. We've learned a lot from our previous relationships. My boyfriend’s childhood was before the internet; my childhood was the internet.So by the time AOL’s megasuccessful instant-chat system flowered into a mainstream mode of communication in the late ’90s, my boyfriend was a teenager and already had an established impulse for how to get in touch with his peers: a phone call.He sees texting as a slower, more frustrating alternative to the quick, easy phone chat, and I see it as both less confrontational and more private than a call.And like lots of folks my age, I think of lively and steady-flowing text banter as the hallmark of — hell, maybe even the of — a promising new relationship.