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 MsBeave
Joined: 9/26/2009
Msg: 43
Text talk in the over 30sPage 2 of 5    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
I can't stand text talk and it's a turn off completely. Actually I dislike texting and people who people who have a need to have long conversations via text or text me several times a day.
 Aisfor_Amanda
Joined: 11/1/2009
Msg: 45
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 11/25/2009 11:09:30 AM

Am I being silly / snobby


No. If they send me a text, fine....it can be text talk. If they send me an email, forget it. And if the profile is written like that, I won't read too far in to it.
 ghostryder1970
Joined: 9/7/2009
Msg: 46
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 11/28/2009 10:23:17 AM
Have I mentioned how much I hate texting?? I knew this one young lady that did not want to talk on the phone, only text. It got to the point where i just stopped communicating because it was so annoying.
 gapchgrl76
Joined: 12/22/2007
Msg: 47
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 11/29/2009 9:50:05 AM
I believe text talk should remain on the phone for a quick message, but not to carry out a full-blown conversation. I know some people that "hide" behind text messages (and emails) and it is annoying. Frankly, I have quit responding. As far as the email and text talk, I personally like correct grammar and spelling. I can understand an occasional misspelled word, but not the whole profile and/or email. It's a complete turn-off for me.
 sweetlikesugarcane
Joined: 5/16/2009
Msg: 48
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 12/1/2009 6:53:51 PM
We are just old....
 Unfold
Joined: 4/22/2007
Msg: 49
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 12/2/2009 12:23:50 AM
I really don’t mind Text Talk in a Text Message so long as it is somewhat intelligible eventhough I hold myself to a higher standard wherein I make my best effort to use correct spelling, punctuation, & grammar.

However Text Talk in an email or POF message is extremely annoying!
 dvbranton1
Joined: 11/23/2009
Msg: 50
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 12/3/2009 4:43:52 PM
text talk = eubonics written down
 Positivelypositive
Joined: 4/30/2007
Msg: 51
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 12/3/2009 7:56:06 PM
With the new smart phone out, I belive text talk is being phased out. Most new phones have full keyboards. No excuse for short forms nowadays...
 tarantinofan
Joined: 3/2/2009
Msg: 52
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 12/4/2009 9:19:40 PM
Texting at any age is pointless . The phone work just fine as a phone and most people have voice mail.
 Wiyan
Joined: 12/8/2008
Msg: 53
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 12/4/2009 11:06:11 PM
yaa-I think texters must not have a computer-write it all on their cellphones? Why would we want a date that can't even afford a computer? Not like they're that pricey these days!
 gynecomastia
Joined: 1/9/2010
Msg: 54
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Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 1/26/2010 3:18:25 PM
I'm a little late to this discussion (new to the fish and just found the forums). Thank God I'm not the only one out there with this pet peeve. I text like crazy, and with my new phone, it pretty much won't let you text talk it's so flippin' smart, but text talk doesn't belong on a profile or email message, period. This puma doesn't drop below a certain age usually ESPECIALLY if a profile is riddled in text talk or ALL CAPS. Lyk u no who$ u r!!
 wikki tikki
Joined: 10/23/2009
Msg: 56
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 1/26/2010 7:34:08 PM
i agree. i hate that if a guy is writing me with plz or all that slangness... yeikes!
 chrisrazorback
Joined: 1/21/2010
Msg: 57
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 1/26/2010 7:49:11 PM
I find texting in general to be childish why can't we talk anymore?
 T11_11
Joined: 1/18/2010
Msg: 58
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 1/27/2010 3:13:56 PM
I absolutely agree. If I recieved a message like the example you posted I wouldn't even reply. I understand when you send a text message because of the character limits and time restraints but when sending an email or you're trying to make an impression I think it's a huge turn off to get a message like that. Just my oppinion :)
 Ambrosiax
Joined: 12/25/2009
Msg: 59
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 1/28/2010 4:00:21 AM
Nope, it's not you. That annoys the hell out of me too. It takes to seconds to type and another 8 seconds to use spell check.
 Bohemian702
Joined: 12/25/2009
Msg: 60
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 1/28/2010 10:33:53 AM
Once I got a "gentleman" who wants to met over text message without phone talk first. He still waiting for me on the restaurant
 VF102
Joined: 7/14/2009
Msg: 61
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Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 1/28/2010 1:37:05 PM
No need to rush old age, it will come with time. Nothing more annoying than a Gen Xer trying to act older than their parents.

Jason the Fed
 lunatiqfrinjj
Joined: 7/1/2009
Msg: 62
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Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 1/28/2010 7:06:39 PM
>I find texting in general to be childish why can't we talk anymore?

Because you have to make time in your day, they have to make time in theirs, and then you have a conversation.. Which is great, but not everyone can talk all the time, and people get annoyed or paranoid when they can't get said what they called out to say.. It's probably the cellphone's fault in the first place that we have adopted this "contactable anywhere anytime" philosophy, but with texting at least you can say something on your schedule, they can read it on theirs, keep it if it's sweet and you don't end up having a conversation, burning the cakes etc..

If you wanna talk it, why not combine both worlds; buy a suitably enabled phone (most recent Nokias work how I'm about to describe but any phone capable of multimedia messaging should be ok, apart from iPhones) and choose New Message.. Audio Message. Record up to 2.5 minutes (e.g. on a Nokia N95) audio and send it

You didnt have to put in any effort pushing buttons, they get to hear your voice, it's sent in a message (on your schedule) and they can listen to it when it's convenient. And keep it if necessary. Problem solved!
 ghostdog1973
Joined: 1/2/2010
Msg: 64
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 1/29/2010 9:52:09 AM
OP- i totally agree with you....i just reconnected last night with a gal i knew in college (we never dated)...she's divorced and i've always been attracted to her...

we swapped emails back and forth last night...

d nTire time she be tawkin w/me wike disss...

she never was very smart - but gosh , i was like ENOUGH already...talk to me like we're adults...

i dont' mind a little bit...but geez....
 johninsd
Joined: 3/2/2009
Msg: 65
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 1/30/2010 9:48:22 AM

Is it me or does anyone else find it unattractive when a profile / email is written in text talk.
Once over 30 we are not kids, but adults.

I know I rant, but on principle I do not respond that start with
"luv ure profile, gr8t 2 meet up?"
I think it is childish.

Am I being silly / snobby?


No.

I completely agree with you. But even if I didn't... you find that to be annoying, so it is not "silly" for you to refuse to put up with it.

I'm sure there are people who think I'm stodgy and old-fashioned because I use capitalization and punctuation (hopefully correctly!) and try to use proper grammar when I write. If so, they're doing both of us a favor if they simply ignore me.
 IslandBound2010
Joined: 5/10/2008
Msg: 66
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 1/30/2010 10:50:46 AM

I know I rant, but on principle I do not respond that start with
"luv ure profile, gr8t 2 meet up?"
I think it is childish.

Am I being silly / snobby? If so will gracefully withdraw and apologise. But surely a well written profile / message makes the best first impression?


I don't think you are being silly/snobby at all. This is one of my pet peeves too. I hardly even use text talk when I am actually TEXTING on my cell, let alone when I have access to a computer with a full-sized keyboard.

Oh, and I don't care about the age range either. Whether it's a teenager, a 22-year-old, a 32-year-old...makes no difference. It's lazy and annoying.
 Samantha5579
Joined: 11/10/2008
Msg: 67
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 1/30/2010 11:26:18 AM
I agree with you. It's OK if you're actually texting, but on your profile, you should be trying to make a good impression, as you said. On that note, if you're not a good speller, use spell check, lol.
 halofork
Joined: 8/3/2007
Msg: 68
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 1/30/2010 5:52:47 PM

What do you think of a person who will not pick up the phone to call you but will only text.


She has shapely, athletic thumbs
 scottey63
Joined: 3/8/2008
Msg: 69
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Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 1/30/2010 9:21:57 PM
A smartphone isn't going to phase out textspeak, because people use it when they are using a real computer keyboard.
 hotmominfl09
Joined: 2/3/2009
Msg: 70
Text talk in the over 30s
Posted: 3/2/2010 7:35:25 AM
I don't think you are being silly or snobby, that would be a major turn off for me as well. I want someone that can at least put enough effort into writing a complete sentence!
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