Please make a rational argument for this statement or STOP SAYING IT. Yes, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. There is a right way and a wrong way for almost everything. Texting is a useful tool in many different situations. It has many advantages to other forms of communication in some situations. 1. brevity. texting is great because all the expectations around it are utilitarian. There are many times when you simply don't need to say more then one or two sentences, and a phone call really would be completely unwarranted by the situation. 2. unobtrusive. It allows you to communicate in a way thats simply less intrusive. It offers a great middle ground for communicating things in a low key way. A phone call to say "I had a great time tonight" after a date would be clingy and weird. a text that says the same is a nice touch. 3. you can text in places where a phone call isnt possible. All the girls i know LOVE when the guy they are interested in sends little text that show the person was thinking about them when they are away. could be something silly like "the guys at work also said I look like george clooney with my new haircut. guess you were right. lol" Yeah, its dumb, yes its goofy and pointless, and if a girl likes you and you are doing most other things right, she will light up when she gets it. It feels good to know the person you like is thinking of you. a phone call for something like that is a bit much. 4. Its way cooler then voicemail. voicemail sucks. 5. People of all ages use txt for all sorts of useful AND useless purposes. seriously, don't even try the "it's for kids" argument. its completely false and utterly retarded. I am not a child, and I text often. My mother has learned to text and it has done nothing but make us communicate more often which is good. my mother is clearly also not a child. "get milk" or "don't forget to pick the boy up from soccer" are two examples of excellent adult txts. professional marriage counselors advise adult long term couples to do "sweet little things" like send an unexpected "I love you text". Professional PUA say to use text. Many guys who get lots of tail use text. using this argument makes YOU look behind the times and out of touch.