Face Time… Call Me First
FaceTime has created the unrealistic expectation that I look beautiful at all hours of the day.” – Every woman with an iPhone
Digital ways of connecting are important when dating, even when you aren’t in a long distance relationship. That is another beast entirely and a conundrum in which I find myself often (a story for a different day). Nevertheless, my point is that even while dating someone that is physically close to you will manifest into some digital dates.
This is proving to be problem…
I’m of the idea that you shouldn’t come to someone’s house before calling. And I think, if we’re dating, you shouldn’t expect to FaceTime with me before texting me, “FaceTime?” Does that make me old fashioned?
Before the advent of FaceTime there was Skype. It’s the same concept except that it was based on the computer, which I had to be sitting in front of, and be signed into the program. And Skype has adjustable status settings: Available, Away, Do Not Disturb, Invisible, and Offline. They have an Invisible setting! They knew people wanted to be on Skype, see who else was on, but not have to talk to anybody.
Now I have an iPhone (bought just last year – late to the game, I know) and this FaceTime situation. Now, I don’t have to be at computer and I don’t have to be logged in. I just need my phone, which I have with me at all times, duh, and WiFi. Where is WiFi? Everywhere. What am I doing on Wifi? Everything. Obviously, I’m reachable. Oh, and while I’m complaining, why is the image of me on FaceTime so small? I’m looking at me the whole time. Apple, take note.
Don’t Get Me Wrong…
I like digital face-to-face conversations, I do. I just want some advanced warning to prep myself for them. Not that I have to get all glam for you but give a girl some lead time so she can take her facemask off. Or change out of her snuggy. Let her get into some FaceTime worthy “I’m just chillin’ at home” lounge attire.
I think these are small things. It’s nothing like what she has to go through when she’s asked to send you a picture. Let me tell you, it’s 10 minutes of panic!
-Tiffany, Flirty Editor
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