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HOW WOMEN OVER-ANALYSE TEXT MESSAGES

Posted 15th February 2010.

A recent nationwide study of 1,067 women by www.rightmobilephone.co.uk has revealed how women really analyse text messages from their partner or love interest, despite the fact that the sender may think it is a relatively normal text. 88% of women thought a text without kisses on the end meant the sender was annoyed or angry with them in some way and 57% thought that texts written entirely or partly in capital letters signalled anger or shouting.

These latest findings by rightmobilephone.co.uk come at a time of year notorious for romantic messages and gestures, but the site wanted to find out if there was more to certain texts than met they eye. Over half of the women asked, 53%, said an "I love you" text wouldn’t mean as much to them if the sender used text language such as ‘luv’ instead of the correct spelling, a word of warning to men this Valentine’s Day.

When it came to kisses, 71% said they always put at least one on the end of a text to their partner, unless they were having an argument and wanted to show they were annoyed. Just over 1 in 3 of the women, 34%, said they preferred it when their partner or love interest used affectionate terms such as babe or gorgeous within a text message, as it made them feel special.

49% of the women quizzed admitted feeling concerned if they didnt get a reply from their partner or love interest within half an hour of sending a text message.

Rightmobilephone.co.uk offered five handy tips for men who would be texting this Valentines Day;

1.Always uses kisses, even if its just one.
2.Write love in proper English.
3.Use affectionate terms wherever possible.
4.Avoid writing entirely in capital letters at all costs.
5.Dont send message to the wrong person.

Neil McHugh, co-founder of rightmobilephone.co.uk, said;

"It can often be hard to work out the attitude or meaning of a text that is sent, such as if the sender is being sarcastic or feeling annoyed. It’s easy to over-analyse SMS messages and there will always be the danger of someone reading too much or too little into a romantic message.

He continued, "I think the key thing for men to remember this Valentine’s Day is, if they are going to send a romantic message to their partner, think about how it sounds and looks before you send it, or you could find yourself getting the cold shoulder!"

LINK http://www.rightmobilephone.co.uk

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For further information or to set up interviews with Neil McHugh or James Zielinski please contact Shannon Haigh , 10 Yetis PR Agency, shannon@10yetis.co.uk, 01452 348211.

Notes to editors

Rightmobilephone.co.uk was launched in November 2007 to help consumers save time and money by providing a trusted comparison platform for customers to purchase from.

The site has become the UK’s most comprehensive and user friendly mobile phone comparison engine, with 600,000+ mobile phone offers combined with user friendly consumer reviews, ratings and video.

Users can review and compare over 800 handsets with images, specifications and video with unique users reviews, opinions and ratings provided by handset owners and compare over 2000 + pay as you go offers and tariffs from all major networks.