The Rules Of Text Dating
With the fast paced mochaccino lifestyle many of us Brits enjoy, few of us
find the time to meet a girls, let alone have long-winded conversations on the phone in an attempt to co-erce them into a first date. Whereas once upon a time a man s weapons in romance were poetry and love letters, the modern man relies on the speed and efficiency of the SMS or text message. Unfortunately the text message world can be a minefield of mistakes and problems leaving you running for cover. Thankfully if you follow these rules of text dating, you ll be able to navigate the perils of SMS.
Stand out from the crowd
Too many people buy into the so called importance of playing it cool , treating them mean to keep them keen , and a whole bunch of other cool buzzwords that only end with messing things up. It s more important to be different from everyone else. If you meet someone you like whilst out on a night, one of the key rules of text dating is to text them straight away. Initially, let them think you re keen. We ll turn it around a bit later once their guard is down.
An eye for an eye
Keep your messages on an even one-for-one basis. If you send a text and don t get a reply for a while, don t panic. People have lives and other things to do; how bad would you feel stressing over them not replying to a text message only to find out they ve been helping their sickly mother in bed for the past three days? Give them time to reply. If you find you re receiving more texts than you re sending out, you know things are going well.
One way to really begin building a connection with someone is to give them a new nickname. This then becomes an ideal way to begin your texts (and makes it a lot easier when you have too many girls and can t remember all their names). Stay away from lovey-dovey names like Honey and Cupcake. Think more along the lines of playful nicknames, for example: Geek, Shortie, Trouble or Pain-in-the-Butt.
Get to the point
Avoid sending text messages that don t achieve something specific. You should be aiming to arrange a meet up as soon as possible. Otherwise, you run the risk of just being a text buddy. Try making suggestions that actually contain a purpose for the meet up. Rather than simply saying let s meet up try there s a place I ve been dying to visit, all I need is someone cool to come with me, seeing as how my friends are all busy, I reckon you would be a good backup .
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