Almost my entire dating life happened in the time before text messages.
Marc was the first guy I dated and would text - and it was not with the speed we text now, and there weren't screenshots. I had my motorola razr with T9 mode. It made for kinda slow texting but we did it. We mostly emailed, if we were typing to each other.
And we got married! so hey, maybe all I needed was texting to really solidify a relationship? heh.
I've never had a text from an ex.