...how's that for the title of a white paper on dating? Or maybe a book chapter, or perhaps a book in its own right. Based on my completely unscientific study of approximately N=30 text messages exchanged between myself and [wouldn't you like to know] #1 and #2, I think there is enough for quite the rant. Exclamation points, emoticons, and interchanging abbreviations can be horribly frustrating. And can make me doubt your intelligence.
More on this later.