Addicted to Texting? Me Too. 5 Reasons Why I Can’t Stop

 

Do you ever feel like you’re addicted to your smartphone and just can’t put it down? I feel that way all the time. It used to bother my parents – and it probably still does – but now that I’m on my own, I like making my own decisions. And to be honest, I don’t think being addicted to sexting is necessarily a bad thing.

Here’s why:

1. Sexting Is Perfect For Casual Dating And Flirting

Let’s face it: flirting is good for your relationship. And, it’s a great dating precursor or when you are just feeling things out with somebody new. Messages are not a substitute for being with someone face-to-face, and they’re not even a substitute for actually talking on the phone but they do quite well in a pinch.

Sometimes texting is actually better for the sake of safety and discretion.

 

You can be chatting and sending some flirty emojis back and forth without anyone else in the room knowing what’s going on. So that’s kind of fun, and I love it. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time, either. It only takes me a few seconds to send off a little text to let a girl know I’m thinking about her.

There’s probably not much else you can do in just 5 seconds that can help build your relationship better than sending a quick text to let someone know you miss them and are thinking of them.

2. It’s Helps Me Connect With Friends And Coworkers

Sending texts helps me connect with friends, family, and coworkers. I do this both for personal reasons and for work purposes. It’s also nice to have a written transcript of conversations like this, in case I ever need to go back and look at what was said.

I text when I’m at work and I text when I’m out shopping. I text when I’m lounging on the couch at home. It’s almost a 24/7 kind of thing, but it’s good because I’m building relationships and communicating with people.

Some old fashioned people think sexting apps are ruining relationships, but I bet my grandpa never spent as much time talking with his friends and family at my age as I do today. It might look different, but it’s not a bad thing.

3. It Keeps Me Up On What’s Trending

I also enjoy getting text and email notifications about trending news items. That’s important to me. I don’t just want to be connected with individual people in my life. I want to be connected to the whole planet, to specific industries that interest me and to what’s happening in the news and in society.

My phone brings it all to my pocket, around the clock. If I have to wait until I get on my laptop at home or wait to hear about it from a friend – that’s too long. I want all the latest juice, and I want it right now!

4. I Feel Good When My Phone’s Blowing Up

This might sound vain, but I like it when my friends are sending me texts every five minutes! Even though I can’t respond to all of them or even read them right away, it just feels good. I don’t know. I guess it makes me feel popular.

Is that wrong?

I think it’s okay.

5. Being Connected 24/7 Feels Safe

I love having my backup on speed dial if I need to call in my tribe. And I never know when a situation will come up when I’ll need cops or an ambulance, so I want my smartphone with me 24/7. I just feel safer that way, even though I’ve never had that kind of an emergency yet.

If something comes up that I can’t handle myself, I can just grab my phone out of my pocket and make a call. Or if I need to keep quiet, I can text for help. I know it sounds kind of dark, but crazy stuff happens in life, and you never know if it’ll happen to you. That’s why I always keep my phone fully charged and ready to go. I always want to be as prepared as I can be.  And, I do mean for sex too!