NORTHWEST HERALD -- July 14 -- Young singles today are technologically savvy and many times prefer typing a few consequence-free lines as opposed to calling up a crush. Kali, 16, said she used her cell phone to text message her boyfriend five or six times a day to find out what he was up to and to plan their dates. According to a Pew Internet and American Life Project survey, 84% of internet users are between 18 and 29, and sending e-mail is the most popular online activity. Michael, 22, is not a big fan of e-mailing people he dates. "It comes across colder in e-mail," he said. "There's no inflection in the text."
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Mark Brooks: Yes, email and IM are quick n easy. You can maintain communication and stay up to date. But, you can't build a real relationship without personal contact. We're going to be stuck in the stone ages on that one for a while courtesy of a little thing called...chemistry.