Texting someone you like can be tricky because it’s so easy to do. Just a few taps and boom – message sent. That’s the scary part. Once it’s sent, you can’t take it back. So it’s important to know what you should and should NOT text him. Here are some do’s and don’ts.
DO text a “thank you.”
After going on a date with someone, be sure to thank him for the great time. He’ll feel appreciated. Plus, by sending a thank you text, you subtly let him know you like him and you’re open to going out again.
DON’T overdo it.
When butterflies overtake our brains, it can be easy to get overzealous. Gushing about what a great time you had might make you appear a bit desperate. Plus, it kills any mystery about whether or not you’re into the guy. And guys like a little mystery. A simple, “I had a lot of fun last night. Thank you,” should suffice.
DO be concise.
Texts are meant to be short messages, not novellas. Remember, guys don’t think the same way women do. They don’t want detailed explanations over text. If you send him five part texts every day, you may come off as a little craycray. And craycray is not cute.
DON’T be too concise.
While your texts should not babble on, it’s important to avoid too many abbreviations. A LOL here or an OMG there is fine. But if every text contains an LOL, he’ll start wondering about your sense humor. Also, remember, texting doesn’t have tone. So, stay away from responding with “K.” Unfortunately, that can come across as curt. Instead try something like, “Sounds good.”
DO watch your emoticons.
Too many smiley’s, hearts or sad faces can come across as childish. Find words to express what you want to say.
DO text at appropriate hours.
It doesn’t matter how much you like him, nobody wants to get a random “What’s up?” at 2:00 am. It feels like an afterthought. Think about it, wouldn’t you want the person you like to be interested enough in you to think about you during the day? If you want to text to make a plan or say, “Hi,” do it during it waking hours.
DO NOT drunk text.
If you have a cocktail or two and suddenly feel the need to send confessional love texts, you have a choice. Choose to not drink or choose to put your phone away. Whether you lock your phone in a safe or give it to a trusted BFF until you’re clear headed is up to you. But whatever you do, do not drunk text. You’ll look pathetic. And nobody wants to date someone who is pathetic.
DO keep your clothes on.
Seriously. It doesn’t matter if you and your guy have been dating for a year and it’s true love. Do not take or send naked pictures of yourself to anyone. Once those pictures are out there, they can be saved, duplicated and shared. And one day, they could come back to haunt you, right out of the clouds.
What other texting do’s and don’ts do you stick to?