Smartphone-enabled daters across the country are busy interpreting their own texts and coming to alternate conclusions about romantic connections between men and women.
A slight rift emerges in the crucial issue of who should text first after a date: Men are a little more likely to say the woman should text first, while women are more likely to say the man should text first.
But the majority of men and women surveyed are in agreement: It doesn’t matter who texts first.
And if there’s one etiquette question that befuddles everyone who’s signed up for Tinder or Bumble looking for love, it’s the matter of whether it’s weird to send a double-text.
Conventional wisdom holds if your match doesn’t respond to your first message, sending a second one looks a little needy.
The app has been hailed as a feminist answer to online dating, in which women are empowered to make the first move if they choose.
It also helps prevent aggressive and demeaning messages that litter the web on accounts like @tindernightmares.
Once a couple matches (through a swipe function similar to Tinder's), women must message within 24 hours or lose the match. Up until now, men had "essentially forever" to do so, says Wolfe.
Now they're beholden to the same time window as women are.
And if there’s one rule to obey, it’s to leave it at the double text.