Text messaging should be viewed like a open field filled with landmines. You're unaware you're encroaching on dangerous territory, and—boom—suddenly you've lost a limb. Or, worse yet, a girlfriend. 

Donna Barnes, relationship expert for ABC News' hit series What Would You Do?, dating advice guru on VH-1's Rock of Love Charm School and author of Giving Up Junk-Food Relationships is here to help you navigate the world's most perplexing medium for communication, and teach you how to avoid the mistakes men most often make when texting. Please, think before you hit send.

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