I don't like to gender stereotype, but I've noticed a pattern in my own life between when I text my guy friends and when I text my ladies.
I text my group message of ladies and it's a long discussion about how we feel, or something that is happening in our live.
But text my guy friends and they just want to hear how I'm doing mostly or tell me the basics of their life.
I did a little research and found that I'm not the only one that sees the difference.
In a research study by the American Psychological Association, it evaluated 211 females and 192 males communicating via text, and found notable gender differences in overall behavior and compulsive use:
Females use it for social connection, whereas males mostly use it to convey information.
Males and female send about the same number of texts every day, but females are more likely to become compulsive texters. --- that is they are more likely to be "addicted" to texting.
So, to sum it all up! Ladies like to text a lot and connect with people, which males use it to send a message, strictly communication tactics.
The difference might play out like this:
"How are you?! It hasn't been a while since we talked!"
"Hey, how'd you do on that paper in Spanish?"
That's not to say that guys can be open to sharing their emotions, etc via text.
And it's not to say that ladies don't use texting just to get info.
It can work both ways, folks.
Another question I would LOVE to dive into is what the difference in texting is for different ages. I feel in High School and College that was a HUGE way that I talked to my friends, now I just use it to set up coffee dates or Skype sessions instead.