Their perceptions of the other person is a little distorted," Catalina Toma, tells Tech Insider."These couples think their partners are amazing, special, and better than average, and that's what makes them feel satisfied." The study surveyed more than 200 college students who live in the same city as their partner.Participants report an hours-worth of continuous texting with their partner each day on average.The research shows that texting and calling are linked to a greater sense of idealization, which in turn can lead to greater relationship satisfaction.Make the evening special just as if you brought her to a nice restaurant or to see a play.
Toma predicts that we will only continue to use our phones more in relationships — and that could actually be a good thing.
There are a few things to think about before getting into the nitty-gritty.
Have you met this lady in person, or is she a potential mate you met through an online dating site?
If you’re planning a Skype date, then treat it like a real, in-person date.
Don’t think you can get away with sweatpants and a frozen pizza just because she can’t see your filthy bachelor pad.