"I don't know what you're saying, but I'm pretty sure 99 percent of the time you can wait for my response."For Chris, 29, the rule is similar, but simpler: do unto others as you'd want done to you. They're nervous, they over-analyze and they definitely ask their friends if they should respond right away — or make you sweat it out a bit."I don't like to say much in text messages," Phil, 28 says. just enough to keep them interested without giving away too much. I'm more likely to share things about myself and ask more personal questions in a text.He says, "Personally, I never send four texts in a row. And I think I'd be really annoyed if someone sent me that many texts without giving me the opportunity to respond first."Evan, 24, says that the limit is lucky number three. Here's the thing: If I'm not answering the first text, take that as a hint. I'm shy, so being able to hide behind the phone a little bit helps me.You could always have a friend look them over or run them through a tool like the Hemingway app. You also don’t want him or her to misinterpret what you’re trying to say.It’s even more tempting to take shortcuts and loosen up on your manners when you’re texting than when you’re emailing, but resist the urge as much as possible. Stick to the straightforward ones for now, like the smiley face, until you get to know each other’s humor.
"When a girl takes forever to respond to a text it makes it really complicated to tell if she's into me or just trying to be nice by responding — or if she's playing hard to get."He adds, "Sometimes, I've honestly thought that maybe a girl already had a boyfriend because it took her hours to respond to the messages I was sending her. "I hate the texts where a girl is like 'Hey, what are you doing? Tommy, 29, revealed that a girl he was seeing once sent a text to him intended for another guy.
There's nothing so important that you need to keep messaging me without waiting for an answer."6. Girls forget that guys get nervous too.""I don't really text girls until I'm out.
I'm just not good on my phone during the day and the liquid courage of a drink or two definitely makes it easier to send the first text to a girl I've been talking to.
Plus, 45 percent of dudes don't want to be bothered with a message when they’re on the clock, but women, notorious for multitasking, seem to balance the workday and a steamy conversation just fine.
But that aside, what do guys really think about having full-on conversations without ever really saying a word?