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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 Overuse Emojis is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Upgrade Your Predictive Text Keyboard


Sure, we all love a good auto-correct mistake, but if your texts are riddled with them, it's time to make your keyboard work for you. Install a texting app that learns your word choices and then auto-corrects correctly.

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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.