(The study isn’t explicitly hetero-only, but most questions are framed in those terms.) Among the findings: About a third of single people think “it’s less intimidating” to ask someone out via text message.(No gender difference.) Forty-six percent of singles get annoyed by a dating prospect who texts too frequently.
Imagine that a woman meets a man she likes very much."I was upset in that I thought it was going better and hoped they wanted to see me," he told Mashable."But, the actual ghosting itself wasn't what was upsetting — it's clear quite quickly.If she texts him first, and he likes her back, they’ll see each other again!But if she texts him first, and he doesn’t like her, she risks personal and social embarrassment for shooting off that unreturned “heyyy.” So she doesn’t text him, and instead she waits until he texts her (at his own personal risk), and they go out again!A slight rift emerges in the crucial issue of who should text first after a date: Men are a little more likely to say the woman should text first, while women are more likely to say the man should text first.