Rules for texting and online friendship/dating networks
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Everyone has been there; you text someone and then they immediately call you back after they get the text.
Just make sure that the levels of interest are even.
One good way to do this: check out the length of his texts versus the length of yours.
They may not know it, but your friend just broke the number one rule of text messaging.
It should be common knowledge that you shouldn’t break this invisible barrier of texting, but unfortunately many people are unaware of the proper text message etiquette. The following is a list of the Top 10 rules of text messages. Because it annoys me the most and I’m writing the article.
So re-read, double-check, and be careful: “Your texts are stripped of tone and facial expressions—no matter how many emoticons you include,” says House.
“One way to test the tone is to imagine that he is sending the text to you.
“After a date, it's lovely to send a follow-up note.
If you scroll back and see that you're wordy and he responds with just one word, ask yourself: "Are my levels of interest even with his? When in doubt, use a 1:1 ratio—he should initiate half the time, and so should you.
That said, if you have something to say or reply, don’t play games with him.
“Text is intended to be a form of immediate communication, so don’t wait two days before you respond,” House says.
"That’s sending the signal that you aren’t truly interested, and that you are a game-player.” (And read 6 Texts You Should Never Send Him.)Steinberg says she sees a certain pressure nowadays to respond to texts and emails instantly. That said, don’t think you owe a response in under 10 minutes—like data suggests many believe.