If I holla at u w/ flrty msge 4 possibull date, do u care ’bout my cr8tive spellin’? Survey Says Dudes Don’t Like Text Speak

Posted on Aug 8 2014 - 9:21am by Lori Perkins

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According to a new ‘Digital Flirting Rules’ survey by Omlet [www.omlet.me] — a chat app developed by Stanford University students that makes digital flirting, messaging, and communication more fun — most men and women consider funky or very informal spelling to be their biggest turnoff when receiving chat or text messages.

The survey results include:

TOP 5 BIGGEST ‘DIGITAL FLIRTING’ TURN OFFS FOR MEN

>> #1: Funky or very informal spelling (58% disapproval rating)
>> #2: Multiple exclamation points in chat messages!!!!! (47% disapprove)
>> #3: Lack of punctuation and grammar (46% disapprove)
>> #4: all lower case words (41% disapprove)
>> #5: Excessive slang — LOL, BRB, WTF (40% disapprove)

TOP 5 BIGGEST ‘DIGITAL FLIRTING’ TURN OFFS FOR WOMEN

>> #1: Funky or very informal spelling (73% disapproval rating)
>> #2: Lack of punctuation and grammar (59% disapprove)
>> #3: Excessive slang (54% disapprove)
>> #4: Messages during sleeping hours (51% disapprove)
>> #5: all lower case words (50% disapprove)

Other interesting findings include:

A. EMOTICONS AND EMOJI RANK HIGH FOR BOTH SEXES:-)

>> 31% of men and 38% of women prefer to receive chat and text messages with multiple emoticons and emojis — so keep using those smileys and winks.

B. MEN AND WOMEN DIFFER ON EXCESSIVE EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!

>> While only 38% of women have negative feelings towards “too excited” punctuation in chat messages, nearly 50% of men are annoyed by this. So ladies, keep those exclamations in check when messaging dudes.

C. DON’T MESSAGE WOMEN WHO ARE SLEEPING, GUYS OK WITH IT

>> While 21% of guys really like being messaged during non-waking hours (from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.), only one percent of women want to receive off-hour texts — with 55% of women really disliking this. So men, think twice about that 2:00 a.m. “R U up?” text.

To conduct this survey, Omlet surveyed a sample representative of 1,000 adults and young people.

About the Author

Lori Perkins loves erotic romance so much that she has edited 25 smut-filled anthologies, as well as written a few juicy stories herself. She is the Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books and an established literary agent, as well as a college professor. She teaches a class on Writing Smut for Fun & Profit and believes that smut will save the world.

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