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
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.
Always Check Who You Are Texting
Before you start flirting with someone over text message, make sure you are texting the person you actually want to text. It's soooo awkward when you realize you've been chatting up your mom instead of your crush. Check and then double check before you send that flirty text.
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
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!