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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Text BEFORE You're Late is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Practice Good Group Message Et... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Texting Tips You Should Definitely Know
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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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Stop Complaining is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Texting Tips You Should Definitely Know
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Stop Complaining


It's one thing to complain to your friends. It's another thing to complain to the person you want to be more than friends with. Sure, little rants are totally okay - you have to blow off steam sometimes! But full on, every day, angry text message rants are not cool. Especially if you're trying to woo someone. 
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