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Jessica Lawshe
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Texting can be tough. Things get lost in translation and before you know it you've just completely blown it with the guy or girl of your dreams. Chill out text-dummy, we've got all the texting tips you'll need to survive the virtual battlefield. Let us teach you how to text, so you don't have funny text fails to add to your resume.
 
When you are trying to let someone know you are interested in them, texting can feel like the absolute worst, most awkward thing ever. What should you say? Are you texting them too much? (If you have to ask, that means you probably are). Do they realize you were being sarcastic and not serious? Do they think you are using too many emojis? (Again, if you have to ask, you probably are). Does their phone even GET emojis? There are so many things to worry about. 

Have no fear, texting-rookie, our list is filled with textbook texting tips that will help you avoid that awkward, hours-long silence on text. We also have some general texting etiquette tips as well - like calling instead of texting to cancel a date, and texting before you're late to say you're running behind. Other things you should know by now: call Mom instead of text her (although, #momtexts are hilarious) and try to avoid group texts unless everyone knows each other. 

So put the phone down (unless you're viewing this list on it) and scroll through our list of texting hacks. Then put those digits to good work and vote up the best texting tip! 
Don't Feel the Need to Det... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Texting Tips You Should Definitely Know
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Don't Feel the Need to Detail Your Entire Day


Don't give someone a play-by-play of your day, unless they want it. That means you don't need to tell them what you're eating for breakfast, what you're going to wear, and what kind of delicious snacks there are in the break-room. Besides, you have Instagram for all that. They can stalk you there. 
Don't Anxiously Overtext is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Texting Tips You Should Definitely Know
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Don't Anxiously Overtext


Nowadays we expect everyone to be on their phones all the time, but that's not always possible. For example: they're in a meeting, or on a long call with a friend, or driving somewhere. If you don't get an immediate response, chill out and be patient. There's nothing more stalker-esque than sending seven texts because you haven't received a response. 
Don't Overuse Emojis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Texting Tips You Should Definitely Know
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Don't Overuse Emojis


We all love a good emoji. But you can have too much of a good thing. Admittedly, this is a little bit of a double standard, but for some reason, when girls use emojis it seems to be okay, sometimes even expected. But if guys use too many emojis or smiley faces, it can seem a bit creepy. Use your own discretion on this one. If you think it's too many, it probably is. At the same time, if you can create a whole sentence out of emojis, more power to you! 
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Practice Good Group Message Etiquette


There are so many reasons why group texts are terrible: 1.) Usually not everyone has everyone's number, 2.) People respond like idiots.

If you're going to send one, make sure everyone knows each other and kindly allow people to back out if they request to be taken off the list. 

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