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Research Reveals Poor Grammar in Texting Can Turn Off Your Date!

Dating can be very tricky that even a simple text can actually turn someone off. A research conducted by an online dating site revealed that poor grammar can determine one’s dating success.

9,000 singles joined the online poll and almost half of the respondents (48%) say that grammar can be a deal breaker in online dating. And although most of the respondents (60% of men and 65% of women) say that they would not let grammar get in the way of pursuing a date, 72% of them said that they are “turned off” by obvious spelling errors.

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Spell check before you send that message!
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Moreover, nearly a quarter of those surveyed think poor grammar means that someone is uneducated or unintelligent, and about the same number (27 percent) think that a person who misspells is “lazy” or “just doesn’t care.”

So, before you send that text to a potential date, proofread it first!

A Short History of Texting

Texting or SMS (short message service) has become a communication staple since this feature has been accessible to mobile phone users. Texting is also a very convenient way to communicate when you need to send or receive a message to someone immediately.

So, how did this technology begin? The SMS was a concept developed in 1984 in the Franco-German GSM cooperation by Friedhelm Hillebrand and Bernard Ghillebaert.

Then, in 1992, the first text message was successfully sent by Neil Papworth, a former developer at Sema Group Telecoms, to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone. At that time, mobile phones did not have keyboards yet so Papworth had to type the message on a PC. The first SMS message was “Merry Christmas”.

In 1993, Nokia was the first handset manufacturer whose total GSM phone line supported user-sending of SMS text messages. Nokia was also the first handset manufacturer to produce a mobile phone with a full keyboard.

Sources: Today, Mashable

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