“If they use a smiley face in a message, their response rate drops 66 percent.” Ouch, what gives?
Which is why Mc Cann likes the sense of urgency that location-based apps like Tinder present to users.
“You’re only going to be in the same place and time for a very short finite period,” she says. Davis’s rules of thumb are six messages back and forth on dating sites, 20 to 30 text exchanges if you’re on a dating app.
From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens’ romantic lives.
This report details how teens are using technology and the internet to shape and mold their romantic relationships.
The majority of users take up to 2.5 days to start a conversation, however.