There are enough ways to screw up a new relationship without having someone dump you over your emoticons.
A new survey asked people to name the worst texting mistakes people make in dating. Here are the top five . . .
1. Trying to break up with someone over text.
2. Resending the same text again if you don't get a response right away.
3. Texting unnecessary small talk like, "Hey how are you?"
4. Using acronyms like LOL.
5. Typing "xoxo" at the end of every message . . . especially if the other person doesn't do it. Or if you're a guy. Please don't text "xoxo" if you're a guy.
The survey found the BEST things you can do are: Not texting other people when you're on a date . . . not drunk texting . . . and responding to texts in a few hours or less.