Why Online Connections Fizzle Out

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Don’t use it as a confessional

Another issue that can come up if you stay in the texting phase is that you can reveal too much information, too soon. There’s something that feels low-stakes about texting with someone new, so we can say a lot of things we should keep to ourselves to someone we barely know. “People will reveal too much in text,” says Hoffman. “They will say things in text they never would have said in person at that phase of dating.  They just think ‘I’ll give them all my stuff. Let me just drop my stuff off here, and if it’s not too much stuff for you, then you’ll pursue me. But if you don’t like my stuff, then I know you’re not one of the real ones.’”

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