I haven't met any of these men, although, at one point—before the constant stream of messages about the minutiae of their day flooded my phone—I'd been actively looking forward to setting up dates with each of them.
In most cases, we've only "known" each other for a week, ever since we swiped right on Tinder or exchanged an initial But we're not. And some of the texts are genuinely funny or interesting: I had a fun back-and-forth exchange with Dermot about the best coffee shops in our respective neighborhoods; Steve's Golden Retriever looks nice.
Whether it’s online therapy, social media or online dating, everyone deserves to chat with the humans they believe they are connecting with.
We made this guide so people can answer the big question: Bot or not?
The rules were simple: I'd only talk to guys using the OG HBO queen's most iconic (or cringeworthy) lines. Much like the show's breaking of the fourth wall, there were inconsistencies.When we message with people on the Internet, we deserve to know they are, well, people.In a time where bots drive more than 60% of web traffic, it’s reasonable for consumers to be wary of chatbots masquerading as humans.Quick Note from Talkspace: Because we provide online messaging therapy, we frequently hear from potential clients who want to be sure they are chatting with a therapist, not a chatbot.All of our therapists are licensed, flesh and blood humans, but we understand the concern.And while I know I have a choice to respond to these inane messages, I don't want to seem rude by preemptively shutting down the conversation. I also appreciate the validation, the feeling that some guy connects with me so deeply he simply can't help but send me 20 texts a day.