With that being said, there is also the other side of the coin… The Too Quick Rule: If it takes me two days to respond to you, don’t respond immediately. Give them some time to think that you missed their call instead of them knowing that you ignored it. This is especially appropriate in situations like this “traffic is horrible LOL.” Obviously, you’re not laughing out loud at the traffic.
This rule is particularly pertinent in dating situations. An old roommate of mine had some great wisdom about relationships when he told me “there’s always one person in a relationship that likes the other person less, and you never want to be the person who is liked less.” If you continue to text them after no responses, you’re the person who is liked less. Some people like to use lol in every text when a simple “haha” will do.
To do this, we called upon our good friend Mollie, from Mollie In Seattle to help us understand the rules (there’s 10 of them) for text messaging while dating. What about a winky face or is a smiley face better?
Should I add the exclamation point at the end or just use a period?
Time to get serious; there's nothing smart about texting semi-naked pics to a potential partner.
Save the surprise for real life and hold off on being textually active until you’re in a committed relationship.
Text messaging and dating can go hand in hand and compliment each other quite well, however if overdone or done wrong it can hurt your chances of finding love. If you have just started seeing someone and they check-in somewhere near you, this can be a little tricky, but it’s best to leave them be.
Here are a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to text messaging and dating. Don’t break up with someone over a text message, it’s immature and cowardly. Do spell out all of your words, none of this “Hi wut R U up 2? If you text like that, the person on the receiving end is going to think you’re lazy and illiterate. There’s a fine line between being creepy and monitoring someone’s check ins and just commenting on where they are. If done right, text messaging will enhance your chances in dating.
Everyone says communication is the key to building and maintaining positive relationships.The one-word answer is akin to the smile and nod in face-to-face conversation.It recognizes the person is talking, but allows you the freedom to completely zone out and instead focus on what's important to .Consider this your guide to relationship texting etiquette.But please, don't follow these rules for face-to-face conversation.(I've never gotten past texting; I actually have no idea what real dating is like.) Trust me on this.