Texting is a big part of modern dating, so it is important to make sure that you are clued up on all of the texting do’s and don’ts. Most people today have experienced their fair share of flirty texting… but most people have also experienced frustrating, slow texting conversations that last for days and end up going nowhere.
If this keeps happening to you, it could be because you are making a classic texting mistake without realising. Here are four popular texting mistakes that you should avoid making if you are texting someone you like.
1. Being The Needy Person
The needy person is the person who continues to text someone when their previous texts were ignored. It can be frustrating to feel like someone has dropped off the face of the earth, but their silence speaks volumes – and you repeatedly texting them is unlikely to change their mind as it makes you seem a little needy and desperate.
2. Being The Bore
Another common texting mistake is constantly sending boring texts like “sup” or “how are you doing?” This is a quick and easy way to get a conversation going, but if you continue to send boring texts eventually the other person will stop replying. For this reason you should take the time to send a more personal message that is funny or interesting.
3. Showing Off Too Much
If you like someone it can be tempting to brag a little, but showing off too much is an easy way to guarantee that you don’t get a text back. It is hard to convey tone over text, so humble bragging or jokey bragging can come across much more seriously, and this can make you look big headed or narcissistic.
4. Waiting Three Days To Reply
Most people have heard about the three day rule where you wait three days to contact someone, but this rule is out-dated and it should definitely be avoided. Everyone has busy lives, but it doesn’t take days to take a few seconds to send a message, so if you wait the other person may assume that you are not interested in them and move on. If you like someone, message them as soon as you want – but once you’ve sent the message, wait for them to reply before you message them again!