Like it or not, texting has become a certified method of communication. We use text as a way to interact with almost everyone in our lives so when it comes to dating, most singles feel more comfortable texting than speaking.
What do you do when potential dates just can’t reply in a timely manner?
Nothing is more annoying than waiting for a text message reply except possibly when the response is a mere: k. If you have an iphone you know what it’s like to hang on anxiously as those speech bubbles flash tentatively on your screen only to have them disappear with no answer. Worst!
But what happens when you’re in text only communication mode and the man seems to lose track of time when it comes to his replies. It’s frustrating!
Men aren’t responding to your text for two reasons:
- They’re doing something they find more important than texting you
- They don’t have anything to say
If you’re a woman these answers might come as a shock because we almost always have something to say!
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about texting with men it’s this: text a man, like a man.
When you send texts to a man in the same way he texts you, you’re going to get a quicker response than if you text like a woman.
First, think of why you’re texting him in the first place. More often than not you’re trying to get him to ask you out. You want to see him but he hasn’t made the moves so you’ve decided to help him along.
You have to get his attention, send the right signals of interest and get him to extend the invitation.
Not hard at all.
If you haven’t heard from the man you’re into for sometime instead of just texting, ‘hey’ or ‘what’s up’ think about the way men text women to get their attention.
“Hey sexy man.”
“I bet you look so hot right now.”
These phrases might seem forward but they’re in fact very playful but when he responds to these text don’t be afraid to wait an hour between contact.
Does that sound like “game”?
It should because plain and simple it is. You don’t want a man to think that every time you text each other it’s going to be an hour long intense conversation. You’re texting him so that he thinks about you and feels good knowing that you’re thinking about him.
No response is required.
If you want to plan a date with him send a brief text about certain activities or restaurants. Keep in mind that this is hinting, a form of communication that men don’t always understand.
Send a picture of a restaurant or activity and ask, “Have you been?”
Follow up with, “I really want to try it.”
I can also guarantee that this man will respond quickly, either to encourage the courtship or to shut it down.
If he says, “You should.” Fail.
If he says, “We should.” Success!
If you approach your texts as a way to open communication and not just when you want something men are quicker to respond. Keep your replies, answers and texts brief. The twitter rule is no more than 140 characters but let’s say you can’t keep count; just be to the point. The reason a man might not respond to your messages quickly is because you’ve already told him everything he needs to know in one (or three) text.
There’s nothing for him to ask so he won’t text you until he has something to say.
One thing to remember when texting a man is: have confidence.
There’s no right or wrong way to text. Which is why men send d*ck pics. Fail.com
They aren’t afraid of what you’ll think of them and you shouldn’t be scared of what a man is reading into your texts once they’re clear and concise. You’re communicating for a purpose so you should only do what works.
I hope these tips help. Try them out and leave comments below.