Do you remember back in the old days when flirting with a guy involved actually talking to him face and face and using your voice on the phone? Wild, right!? In fact, some of you reading this won’t have ever experienced dating in your life that hasn’t involved the massive presence and pressure of texting and online messaging! This modern tech age has made romantic texting completely unavoidable, so if you can’t beat ‘em, you might as well learn how to join ‘em! Here are some of the most important dos and don’ts of text flirting!
1. Do Let Him Initiate
Play hard to get and wait for him to initiate the flirting. You don’t want to come across as over keen, or to start flirting when he doesn’t actually like you like that, so it is always safer to wait for him to get the ball rolling!
2. DON’T Multi Text
Don’t fall into a rhythm of sending more than two unanswered texts in a row. If you are sending five or six without reply, then it comes across as a bit desperate! Maybe take the hint?
3. Do Be Timely
Don’t leave it too long to answer his messages, because if you try to play too much a game, he will be more likely to lose interest and move on to someone else!
4. DON’T Halt the Convo
Try not to reply with awkward one word texts, because that is a sure fire way to halt the conversation. He might not know how to restart things and the flirtation will fall flat.
5. Do Be Brief
You don’t need to compose an essay every time you send him a message. Keep things brief and light and breezy; that’s a much more fun way to operate things than to make him read a chapter-length text every time.
6. DON’T Overshare
The time to get deep is when you are on face to face dates and more comfortable with each other; leave texting to the more fun side of flirting.
7. Do Be Witty
Make the effort to be funny and witty at every opportunity. If you can make him smile, he will want to keep texting you again and again.
8. DON’T Send Nude Pics
No matter how much you like this guy, it isn’t worth compromising your safety and reputation. If you’re sexually attracted to him, then wait until you are together in person to get naked!
9. Do Know when to End It
Nothing kills a flirty mood like not knowing when to peace out appropriately. Prevent you or him getting bored by always leaving each other wanting more rather than lingering around for longer than you should!
10. DON’T Drunk Text
This isn’t just for flirty situation, it’s for all situations! As soon as you feel that booze running through your system, you need to put your phone on a high shelf and forget about it until you are sober again!