Texting rules during dating
Even if you are chatty (like me), you’re still going to want to leave a little bit of conversation for the nights when you two go out.If it hasn’t gotten to the point where you can maneuver a date into the conversation, then wait until you two have been texting for at least a few days and then ask him out.Below I’ve outlined a few tips to help you navigate this technological enigma and understand the real rules of texting etiquette. Don’t Initiate (At First) Of course if your gentleman of interest texts you, by all means respond.But especially in the first few weeks of a potential relationship, it’s important to wait for him to initiate the conversation.Of course, when you do ask him out, give him a three day advance (the same he would need to give you) so that he can adjust his schedule if needed, or not be on short notice and too exhausted to go out with you. You can give him little flirty compliments or tell him how good looking he is; you can even tease him just slightly by telling him about the hot new dress you bought this weekend. No “I’m so wet” texts, nothing saying you’re touching yourself, nothing that would put you to shame should anyone read his phone.Aside from naked pics, there’s also the question of “sexting.” Is it okay to have sex by text? If you’ve already had sex with him and are warming him up in the hopes of having sex again tonight, then you can sext him.It isn’t always as clear cut as it seems, and, of course, every man is different, but here are 7 guaranteed rules of texting that are universal no matter what kind of guy you have the hots for.
Technological advancements in the past decade or so have hugely improved the frequency and speed at which we are able to communicate.(Relationship-ready men report that they will only resort to playing games a la the “3-day rule” if you set the stage for it by being unavailable or appearing aloof.) Not sure how to respond? Time to dust off your old grammar textbook, because punctuation is key when text messaging!Imagine what you would say or how and when you would respond in terms of how you would treat a text from a nonromantic acquaintance! Just the tiniest difference in punctuation can change the meaning of even the simplest text message almost completely.What rules do you use when you’re texting a guy you like?
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Once you and your guy have broken the proverbial ice and begun texting each other (or, to put it more clearly, once he’s sent you that initial text), wait a few minutes before texting him back.