I Don’t Just Want To Text, I Want To See You Too


I don’t want to constantly be on my phone, waiting for the black box to appear at the top of my screen with your name on it as I scroll through Twitter for the hundredth time today. I don’t want to try to think of witty things to say to respond to your message. I don’t want to just constantly talk about all the things you want to do.

I want to actually DO them.

I don’t want to be in a relationship with my phone.

If I could use my phone as little as possible that would be great, that would make me ecstatic to not have to carry it around all the time and wait for your messages.

I’m not interested in my phone; I’m interested in you.

I want to actually put the phones down and have conversation face to face. I want to actually go do one of the things we’re constantly talking about.

Texting is fun and all, but nowhere near as fun as seeing you in person.

I don’t know how many more hints I can drop; I don’t know how many more Snapchats I can send or texts saying ‘I’m bored.’

I don’t want a relationship with my phone; I want human contact and interaction, correction, I need human contact and interaction.

I want someone to smile at and joke with. I want someone’s arm to touch when I’m laughing. I want someone to hug when I’m sad. I want to listen to someone I care about talk about their day, not just read a message over a phone screen saying it was good.

I can’t put my arms around my phone in bed at night and find comfort in it. Holding on to my phone doesn’t give me peace of mind and make me feel happy. Holding on to my phone does nothing for me other than cause me a little bit of anxiety.

I could stay up hours later than I wanted to staring at my phone to “talk” to you, but I’d rather make that mistake with you in person.

I could tell you how much I wanted to feel you body close to mine, I could tell you everything I wish we we’re doing right now, but I’d rather just show you.

I don’t want to just text you because frankly that bores me. It makes me lose interest fast. I can’t do the whole messaging without actually seeing each other. It’s not something I’m interested in. It’s not the way I work.

I like initiative, I like making plans and following through with them. I don’t want a relationship with my phone, that isn’t what I’m going for. I want you. I want to see you and touch you and laugh with you. That’s what I want, not weeks of meaningless text messages with no really personal connection behind them.

I don’t want a relationship with my phone because my phone bores me, it doesn’t have a personality, it can’t make me laugh, but you can. You don’t bore me, so let’s put the phones down and make some real memories out in the world. Texting is fun, but not as fun as you. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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