How are you going to communicate your need for less texting and more real time, without offending your date? You aren’t saying, “I want to text less.” You are saying, “I am enjoying getting to know you.I want to give our relationship a good opportunity for growth.See where your preferences and values align and differ. Your investment in setting healthy boundaries now will set the tone and pace of the relationship.
It would be better for both of you if you were the other way around. Let’s for a moment assume we agree that fewer texts and more personal attention is more beneficial for your potential relationship.
If you two can’t agree about texting while dating, I wonder what else you may not agree on.