Not regarding dating anyway. But, you do need to continue to build your foundation, so have a chat. Emoticons are the best and if you don't use them and instead rely on the power of the written language to attempt to convey emotions like poets have done for thousands of years, then you're a soulless machine. And for the last couple years. Just have some fun.
This got it out of sight and out of mind for me so that I could focus my time on something more fun or productive. Now get out there and make 'em swoon. This way, it would charge, it would be on, and I would get the text message. Instead, use it rather sparingly and interchangeably with the smiley faces.