We go online expecting the rules of off-line dating to apply. We find, instead, anarchy. The online culture is a strange land whose borders run the gamut from kindness, mindfulness and responsibility to rudeness, meanness and lack of accountability.
It's hard to not treat the ding of an incoming text message like a little present. But it's not. It's an interruption. We forget that the person in front of us deserves our attention and the person on the other end of that text message will forgive you for having a life.
With all the tools available to us, such as spell check on our computers and mobile phones, one would think we'd easily pass the netiquette test so our email etiquette would be picture perfect. Unfortunately this isn't always the case.