And it's not just about changing how you communicate with your significant other, the weekend encourages you to bring your voice back to conversations with your friends, family, and co-workers, too. I talked a bunch of dating and relationship experts about why talking on the phone versus texting can benefit your love life, whether you've been dating someone for three days or 300:"When you call somebody, you not only have words but you also have tone and pacing to help you decode the message," Dr.
Hearing your partner's reaction, inflection, and tone of their voice will help you better understand them emotionally and can only heighten your communication skills with that person."Messages feel more accusatory, conflict gets more hostile, and anger escalates quickly.If you have a conflict that you would like to discuss, I would strongly suggest doing it in person.There is an old-school charm to talking on the phone and staying up until the early morning conversing with your partner can create the best moments in a young relationship.""The overwhelming impact of texting on new romance has been primarily negative, particularly when it comes to navigating the very beginning stages of dating someone new," Manhattan psychologist Dr. "Texting and other electronic communication very often results in misunderstandings, miscommunications, misinterpretations, erroneous assumptions, rash decisions, and other negative complications and obstacles in new relationships.We lose all of the very important information about a person's emotions that are communicated through things like tone of voice, and the more lengthy and complete style of communicating we use when speaking with someone. So much can be gained early on in a relationship by just speaking to someone on the phone rather than excessive texting, and many unnecessary problems can be minimized or completely avoided.""I have spent countless hours parsing through misinterpreted text messages between couples," Michel Horvat, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in couple's therapy, tells Bustle.