Anyone in a long-term relationship knows that love and marriage as seen in Hollywood rom-coms are one thing, while love and marriage in real life Quite another -- for better or worse. More from CafeMom: He Said Yes: And what better place to see that illustrated than in our text messages? Texting with a partner, whether it's constant or barely ever, can lead to some pretty hilarious conversations filled with sarcasm, inside jokes, and probably even power struggles although it's probably the wife who's in charge at the end of the day.
'Dating' vs. 'Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time
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She then made her findings into comparative charts, which show how the couple's texts have changed from when they were just dating to husband and wife. Zhao found that when she compared times of the day she and her husband texted , they did so less at night as a married couple. Presumably because married couples spend time together after work while those dating think about each other during the night and while falling asleep. While the findings may seem obvious, they make an adorable way to show someone how a relationship has evolved. As for Zhao, she knows that while her conversations became more predictable, it wasn't because the relationship got boring. In fact, quite the opposite. Hi there!
How Text Messages Change from Dating to Marriage
Meeting "The One" can be one hell of a complicated beast; and no small part of that equation these days is breaking the ice with a brilliant message or text. It's a necessary evil we all have to conquer -- and today's newlyweds are no exception to the rule. Just about every recent marriage started with a courtship initiated by a fairly innocent, slightly bumbling message exchange. But how was the bar set for couples who decided to stay together forever?
So many loves start with a "hey. That first "hey," if all goes well, is returned; from there, the "hey" becomes a plan to get together. Which becomes another plan to get together. And then more plans, and then more plans, until making plans becomes redundant.