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13 do's and Don'ts of Texting Your Crush ...

By Alexandra

There are rules for texting your crush to avoid it becoming a minefield of mistakes that simply put him off. Do you wait for him to text back before you send another text? Do you blow up his phone to show him how much you like him? Guys don't communicate as often or in the same way that girls do so it's good to know the do's and don'ts of texting your crush. Here they are.

1 Do: Keep Track of Who Texts Who First

eyewear, vision care, glasses, sunglasses, girl, If you find yourself always being the one to initiate conversation, take a step back and realize he shouldn’t think you’re head over heels. The rules for texting your crush means having a bit of restraint.

2 Don’t: Respond in 2 Seconds

human hair color, girl, long hair, brown hair, darkness, Even if you did actually see the text right that second, take a solid five minutes before replying. It’ll make him think you’re not at his beck and call just staring at your phone for hours a day hoping his name will pop up on the screen.

3 Don’t: Being Overly Flirtatious

mobile phone, gadget, electronic device, communication device, feature phone, It’s not a bad idea to give hints, but limit it to that, at least in the beginning. Again, less power to him is more power to you.

4 Don’t: Send “those” Emojis…even as a Joke

girl, black hair, socialite, long hair, drink, Getting straight to the point is something all of us like to do, but in this specific scenario, you don’t want to give him the wrong idea. If you want something real and that lasts, don’t go there right away.

5 Do: Use “nicknames” as a Joke

girl, This one is acceptable and can be quite effective if used in moderation. Words like “honey,” “sweetheart”, or “baby” can totally be used as a light flirting mechanism.

6 Do: Make Him Wait the Same Amount of Time He Makes You Wait

mobile phone, gadget, electronic device, communication device, black and white, If you’re in the middle of a solid half hour of conversation and he randomly doesn’t text back for ten minutes, don’t hesitate to do the same to him.

7 Don’t: Use Capital Letters in Every Text

, Seeming overly excited can be frustrating to guys, especially since they don’t like all the drama that comes with it.

8 Do: Use His Name

beauty, girl, smile, fun, black hair, Everybody finds it more personal when their name is used in conversation. And if he does this with you, that’s a good sign, as well.

9 Don’t: Lie to Make Yourself Seem More Interesting

hairstyle, girl, black hair, socialite, long hair, This is a must NOT do because it will come back to hurt you if you do get into a relationship in the future.

10 Do: Ask Questions to Show Interest

human hair color, girl, black hair, long hair, selfie, It’s a great strategy to make the other person talk about themselves or their interests. It makes them comfortable.

11 Don’t: Be Afraid to Bridge Deeper Conversations

skin, nose, eyebrow, product, black hair, But don’t do it right off the bat. Find a way to maneuver the conversation into what you want to talk about after a while of making him talk about himself.

12 Don’t: Shy Away from Face-to-face Interactions

girl, If you don’t see him on a regular basis, you might want to consider asking him to “hang out,” even if it is with a group of people to start. If you don’t know anyone in common, this can be difficult, but that might be a good reason to get some alone time.

13 Do: Be the One to Cut off the Conversation Sometimes

photograph, person, black and white, photography, monochrome photography, This is great because it makes him know you have a life outside of him.

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