Text Dating Etiquette – Are You Doing It Right?
Yes, texting is a fun way of getting to know someone. People, who are shy to initiate a conversation in person, often feel more comfortable talking through texts. If you have just started seeing someone, texting would help you bond with him/her. However, despite the fun factor, the world of text dating can be a bit tricky. You need to know what to say, and how to say it. If you haven’t yet mastered the art of texting, check out the following tips that are sure to give you an upper-hand:
Don’t be the one to initiate:
This one is for the ladies, and this is one rule that you must follow at least in the beginning of your budding romance. Guys may find it extremely unfair, but as far as the norm goes, they are the one who should take the first step. Women are coy creatures and they like their men to be brave! Besides, every woman loves a little attention, and they love the men who give it to them! Also, remember when a guy is genuinely interested, he will make the effort to text you.
Time your responses:
When you do receive a text from the man/woman of your dreams, you must be excited to reply back even before reading the entire message! But that is a wrong move for both men and women. You should wait a few minutes before you reply. Replying too fast may make you seem a bit desperate, and that is the impression that you must keep the other person from having about you! On the other hand, if you reply too late, trying to act cool, the other person may feel you are too disinterested to text them back! You need to find a middle ground when timing your responses.
Pay attention to grammar:
There is nothing more off-putting than bad grammar! If you are dating a person who is very proper in their communication skills, it is time you brush off your knowledge of grammar. We all feel the urge to use a lot of abbreviations when texting, but saying a good old-fashioned “See you tomorrow” is much better than saying “C U 2morw”! Punctuation is another major factor. They invented the comma, full stop and exclamation marks for a reason!
So these are some of the rule of thumbs of how to text chat when dating someone. Follow these etiquettes and you will surely have a fun time!