There is minimal academic research focusing on the effects of texting on social behavior, communication and romantic relationships.
Existing research surrounding this medium has included the use of texting in workplace and organizational settings or the sociolinguistic effects of the text message.
Overall, this research concluded that text messaging has vastly influenced social behavior and communication.
Every participant in the study uses texting as a tool to maintain their relationships, whether to stay in contact or express emotions.
As participants noted, once a connection is established, additional forms of communication are introduced.