The rules for dating and texting
First was the guy who just stopped texting her despite seeming enthusiastic — a phenomenon known as ghosting.
Then there was the guy who texted her nonstop, only to come across as a completely different person when they met in person.
"You think you're being affected by the communication itself," Trub said.
"You're actually being affected by the communication medium much more." For example, one person may put a period at the end of a sentence because they're into grammar and punctuation.
The trials and tribulations of dating, particularly online, aren't new.
Vancouverite Vivian Dang, 26 and newly single, has been back on the online dating scene for just over a month and she already feels ready to take a break.