Just because you live across the world (in a different country, time zone, or culture) doesn’t mean you can’t still have a close, loving relationship… After two years of Long Distance Relationships – these are the things that work for me. I noticed that if it has been more than 12 hours, I forgot to tell Ryosuke things about my day. Since we get to chat every day, we rarely Skype for more than an hour at a time.
They might not work for you, though; each couple is different. If we only Skyped twice a week, I had a hard time prioritizing what was important and what could be left out. Having a regular Skype schedule has helped me fix my sleep and work schedules.
To cap it all off, in November the Oxford Dictionaries declared the tears-of-joy emoji the “word” of the year.
emojis, even if their explosion in popularity among English speakers only dates to October 2011, when Apple’s i OS 5 update bestowed the little icons upon millions of i Phones.
) trenches of the post-dating world, we Millennials are always on the lookout for new role models in the realms of love, marriage and passion.
Billy Baldwin and Chynna Phillips -- welcome back on the map! Billy and Chynna may be one of the few married celebrity couples to admit to having Skype sex, but they're joining a new wave of people who are increasingly engaging in techno-romance, i.e.
Maybe they're not the post-dating role models that we would've, having almost gotten divorced in 2010. Here is the conversation that took place during Billy's recent interview on they be having Skype sex?! the rampant use of technologies to cultivate and explore romantic, sexual and flirtatious interactions, and even relationships. As a society, we're not only getting more comfortable deepening our connections via techno-romance, but it's becoming somewhat of a necessity.
(Gmail launched emoji support several years earlier, as did a number of third-party emoji apps, but neither of these developments paved the way for their mainstream adoption in the way that putting them on the i Phone’s virtual keyboard did.) With so much hype and excitement building in such a short timeframe, it’s fair to ask: Are we experiencing an emoji bubble? We can find some possible answers to those questions in the birthplace of the emoji: Japan.
The very first emojis appeared on a handset sold by the company J-Phone (now Softbank) in 1997, but high prices kept it out of the hands of average citizens.