You’ve probably gone through a hundred reasons why he hasn’t responded, but still want to hear it straight from him.
“The most desperate or clingy texts are when she asks why you haven't responded. Imagine if you got a text with multiple question marks. Just because he doesn’t respond doesn’t mean the world is going to end.
If he’s interested, he will start a new topic and will want to text you even more if he hasn’t heard from you in a while.
I’ve had some girls who are too annoying,” says Jordan*, a Macomb Community College senior, “and if you don’t answer them they blow you up with 3-4 texts in a row without me answering and it’s weird.” Texting is a back-and-forth form of communication.
If you sent the last text, wait until he responds before sending another.
This is probably the worst texting crime you can commit.
No matter how hard it is, resist the urge to double text if you haven’t heard from him right away.
You spend hours crafting the perfect text message, adding an extra exclamation point, contemplating whether to use a smiley face or a winky face, and rereading it ten times before hitting send.
You’ve waited the appropriate amount of time so you don’t sound too desperate or uninterested and your best friends gave you the okay. You stare at your phone until it lights up, but the only new message you see is from Mom. Her Campus talked to the guys to learn about the texts they dread receiving from girls.
If you’re afraid “hey” will make him feel like he does when he receives any other one-word response, put together a short and sweet line that expresses what you want to say like “Want to get drinks?
” or “Let’s study together today.” Reserve the extra letters for times when you really need to emphasize something, or if you’re ready to paaaaartyyyy.
Listen to our texting advice and start being a smarter texter.
Extra letters are annoying and unnecessary; guys don’t like it when you’re constantly saying “hiii,” “What’s uppp?
” or “Goodnightttt.” Tyler*, a recent grad of Oakland University, says, “stuff like heyyyyyyyyy is fine every once in a while with me, but when every text has extra letters that’s kind of annoying.” Guys don’t need extra letters to feel special (that’s a girl thing).