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Dating By Text: "Sext Me"

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

Oh, sexting, what a fruitful topic -- and one I've covered before. So when a friend of mine told me about a text she received from a guy this weekend,...

Modern Dating: A Guide To Sexy Texting

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

No matter what my own thoughts on sexting are, I think we could all use a helpful guide to the medium. After canvassing some close friends and sources, I have come up with some do's and don'ts.

Dating by Text -- How to Handle an Overshare Text

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Amanda Ernst

I frequently ask my friends to share their weird text messages with me. This one came from a friend of the guy who sent it, and not from the recipient, although that hardly matters. It's still weird and kind of creepy.

Why Text At All?

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

What are your thoughts about texting? Do you hate it or love it? Do you try to avoid it at all costs or do you view it as a necessary evil?

Kids Today: Why Do We Text More Than We Talk?

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ilana Ross

I fear that we are committing ourselves to a "silent" future. In my apocalyptic vision, dinner table debates about curfews and campaign finance reform are replaced by a few cryptic texts.

Dating By Text -- Sleep Texting

Amanda Ernst | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amanda Ernst

Of course, I know better than to say yes to late night invitations when I'm already asleep, but I have a problem completely ignoring them if they wake me up.

Spelling, Grammar And U: Texting Pet Peeves

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

We all have our little quirks, especially in the way we write, even when it comes down to emails or text messages or IMs. For example, I like to use t...

Couple Jailed For Steamy Text Messages

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A string of steamy text messages has resulted in a jail sentence for an Indian couple, local media announced Wedne...

Dating by Text -- When Guys Don't Take A Hint

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

I was sitting around one evening after work with my roommates and some friends. One of the girls was telling us the story about a persistent guy -- yo...

Dating By Text -- Some Rules To Follow

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

I was so surprised when I got asked out over text a few weeks ago. Should I accept, or require him to call me instead? Here are some tips for handling being asked out by text message.

Textual Healing: When to Say No

Amanda Ernst | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amanda Ernst

The booty text: It's what happens when a guy wants to see you after hours in the confines of his bedroom, but he can't even be bothered to call you for the more traditional "booty call."

Texting Tool Finds Parking Spots For You

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Jehangir Irani & Yaffi Spodek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost Eyes&Ears Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with The Brooklyn Ink at the Columbia Journalism School. Roadify, a startup "...

Textual Healing: The Casual Ex Text

Amanda Ernst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Amanda Ernst

If an ex wants to get back in touch with you, it needs to happen on your terms. No one should ever make you feel sad, and if they once made you sad they have to try that much harder to get back in your life.

TextLove -- "Hey Babe, What's Up?"

Jeff A. Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jeff A. Katz

Our penchant for technology has only made our quest for companionship easier. Want to test if the girl you want has even the slightest interest in what you're doing without putting yourself out there completely? Send along that blank "accidental" text message.

Speed Texting: Competitors From Dozen Countries Compete In NYC For LG Mobile World Cup

Huffinton Post/AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Two South Korean teenagers have been crowned fastest texters in the world. The team of 17-year-old Bae Yeong Ho and 18-year-old Ha M...

New Survey Says 1/3 Teenagers are 'Sexting': MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer December 4, 2009

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

A new survey reports that 1/3 of teens have engaged in the new form of sexual communication known as 'sexting.' While many are sending risque text...

Lawmakers Seek To Ban Unsolicited Text Message Ads

AP | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — A pair of state lawmakers are hoping to stop unsolicited text message advertisements from being sent to New Jersey residents by ...

'Sexting' Targeted In Oklahoma Hearing

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

OKLAHOMA CITY — Teenagers may think it's harmless, but sending sexually explicit pictures and messages over cell phones can lead to emotional pr...

Tiger Woods Text Messages

nytimes.com | LAURA M. HOLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Text messages are the new lipstick on the collar, the mislaid credit card bill. Instantaneous and seemingly casual, they can be confirmation of a clan...

Gov't Seeks State Anti-Distracted Driving Laws

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it will seek to ban text messaging by interstate bus drivers and truckers and push states to...

Parents Nag Via Text-Messaging

The Washington Post | Donna St. George | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As school starts again, there's so much more for a parent to nag about. Homework. Bedtime. Lost hours on Facebook and Xbox. The chores that need to be...

French Divorce Ruling Allows Text Messages As Evidence

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AP - Unfaithful spouses in France beware: Passionate text messages sent to mistresses and lovers can now be used as evidence against you in a divorce....

Texting Gets Reasons for a Thumbs Down

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

As a society, we tend to accept that texting has gone overboard with the even larger technological craze. As tough as it is to scale back, it's even tougher to convince others to.

TEXTING RECORD ATTEMPT Reaps 217K Texts, $26K Phone Bill

AP | BILL BERGSTROM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA — Their thumbs sure must be sore. Two central Pennsylvania friends spent most of March in a text-messaging record attempt, exchang...

Saudi Man Divorces Wife Via Text Message

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Saudi man has divorced his wife by text message, a newspaper said on Thursday. The man was in Iraq when he sent the SMS informing her she was no lo...