Tips Texting Tips You Should Definitely Know  

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 Be Desperate is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Texting Tips You Should Definitely Know
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Don't Be Desperate

Nothing makes a person say "yikes!" more than a desperate texter. Play it cool if someone ditches out on you, or better yet, move on. Give the person a reason to want to be with you – throwing yourself at them is just going to do the opposite.
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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. 

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Never Send Naked Pics is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Texting Tips You Should Definitely Know
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Never Send Naked Pics

It should go without saying, but it still needs to be said: No naked pics! They will exist FOREVER!!!! We don't even need to mention what can happen when they get sent to the wrong person. 
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Text BEFORE You're Late is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Texting Tips You Should Definitely Know
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Text BEFORE You're Late

If you're going to be late to something, text BEFORE you're late. If a date is at 7, don't send the text at 7 to say you're going to be 10 minutes late. Try to text as soon as you know you're running behind.
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