Or she doesn’t text him, and he doesn’t text her, and they never figure out if they hated each other or if they were both just bluffing. The study did isolate some characteristics, beyond gender that could point to a person's compatibility with another texter.

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Android users are a little more likely to view the who-texts-first issue as gender-neutral, and they’re also more comfortable with significant others looking through their phones.

The study also unearthed some regional differences in texting behavior: People in the Northeast tap their phones harder than people in the West do.

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.

(Some people deserve to die alone.) But when it comes down to it, dating preferences aren't demographic—they're personal.

In a romantic landscape where we can no longer rely on gender stereotypes to dictate our behavior, every dater is going to have to step up and be a little braver, kinder, and more honest in order to get what he or she wants.

If she texts him first, and he likes her back, they’ll see each other again!

But if she texts him first, and he doesn’t like her, she risks personal and social embarrassment for shooting off that unreturned “heyyy.” So she doesn’t text him, and instead she waits until he texts her (at his own personal risk), and they go out again!

“There’s a very strong disconnect between men and women,” added self-described “romance artist” Zan Perrion.