‘Digital Flirting Rules’ Survey Reveals Biggest Texting Turnoffs

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Those of you out in the dating world know that most of your “flirting” and communication is via text messaging. So the last thing you want to do is mess things up with a stupid text message.

If you follow these Digital Flirting Rules by chat and messaging app, Omlet, you should be good to go.

The number one turn-off for both men and woman when receiving a text message is informal spelling. Seventy-three percent of women and 58 percent of men disapprove of that nonsense.

Both sexes are also turned-off by a lack of punctuation and grammar, 46% of men and 59% of women.

Here’s a look at the other top 5 digital flirting turnoffs. Starting with men….

Top five biggest digital flirting turnoffs for men

  1. Funky or very informal spelling (58 percent disapproval rating)
  2. Multiple exclamation points in chat messages (47 percent disapprove)
  3. Lack of punctuation and grammar (46 percent disapprove)
  4. All lowercase words (41 percent disapprove)
  5. Excessive slang — LOL, BRB, WTF (40 percent disapprove)

Top five biggest digital flirting turnoffs for women

  1. Funky or very informal spelling (73 percent disapproval rating)
  2. Lack of punctuation and grammar (59 percent disapprove)
  3. Excessive slang (54 percent disapprove)
  4. Messages during sleeping hours (51 percent disapprove)
  5. All lowercase words (50 percent disapprove)

One thing that both sexes can agree on that they like are emoticons and emojis. Thirty one percent of men and 38 percent of women prefer to receive chats and text messages filled with smiley faces, winks and all that other stuff. So go ahead and keep doing that before hitting send.

I have to say, I do take all of this into consideration when sending a text or receiving one. But do you know what a really big turn off is for me? Relying only on digital flirting. I like getting a short and sweet text throughout the day. But if you’re really into me you’ll pick up the phone and call. Call me old fashioned, but so many things can get lost in “text” translation.

And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.