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Texting is taking over the dating game

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According to a study conducted by ChristianMingle and JDate and published in USA Today, turns out about a third of men and women feel more comfortable asking for a date through a text rather than a phone call.

So texting appears to be taking over the dating culture.

Austin dating coach Kim Evazians, AKA "The Modern Geisha" helps women get to the altar faster.

She says it's no wonder people like texting so much.

"Of course, because it's easy. Little effort, little thought, little investment, little commitment," Evazians said.

Evazians says most of her clients wish their guys would call them more.

She doesn't feel texting is a bad thing but there needs to be more than that.

"So to me, texting shouldn't be the main course. This should be the main course, like you sitting here right in front of me. This is a real interaction, real face time. This is the main course. Outside of that, it doesn't have this much meaning unless we have this," Evazians said.

Another part of the USA Today study asked how long is an acceptable response time to a text. With 1 in 4 saying an hour...1 in 10 saying immediately.

One lady we spoke with sometimes doesn't text back for days.

"Yeah, even if I'm really interested in them. I am very interested in what I have to do too. I am a very busy person and I am operating an old android phone right now and texting is actually quite a chore," she said.

Bobbie Shrum has been married for six years and they've been texting since the beginning.

"Actually phone calls started to drop drastically. I'm more of a texter now. I mean even now I'm more of a texter, I don't like calling people," Shrum said.

Devin Hanley plays bass in a band called the Bipolar Bears...he would rather call his girlfriend.

"I met her in person but I called her to ask for the first date. Because I think that's just the way to do it. I'm an old fashioned guy," Hanley said.

Cole Bergmanis has some advice for his fellow dudes.

"For guys...I would say you would just need to be able to man up and ask a girl out in person. I mean, or at least over the phone. Texting's just kind of an easy way out," Bergmanis said.

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