Dating via text
I’ll wait a while to respond and then see what he has to say. What men mean: “I’m bored and you’re still in my phone book.” -Jake, 27, South Carolina “Guys get distracted, whether it be work, hanging out with friends, or spotting something shiny on a walk in the park. I still think this means, ‘hey, what are you doing?
’” -Sean, 26, Florida “Date wasn’t all that great and after striking out with other prospects this past week, I think I’ll take you up on another date.” –Daniel, 26, New York Text message: “You’re really great and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you the last few weeks.
So if I’m sending this text I’m pretty explicitly trying to pump the brakes or avoid you all together.” – Vish, 26, New York “Had a good time.
Got a lot of things happening…don’t want to lose the relationship but other commitments come first at this stage of the relationship.” –Jeremy, 26, New York Text message: “Hey, what’s up?
Our favorite guest blogger Lindsay Tigar is back to break it all down for us. Admit it: When you like a guy and you’ve been out a few times (or even just once) – you get a little obsessive over his text messages.
I’m playing it by ear.” What we think: C’mon, confirm already! Life is stupid busy and I can’t give you a set time and date right now.” –Jake, 27, South Carolina “Sounds like you took the “plans” more seriously than he did. I’m just trying to play some 2048 here.” –Max, 26, New York “I’ve done this before and sometimes it’s because I’m not interested and sometimes it’s because I’m genuinely busy. And…well, I guess I should also mention that you’re not a priority…yet?
Maybe he mentioned it in passing and didn’t think you’d take him up on the offer. If he doesn’t follow up a few hours later or the next day and try to continue the conversation then he’s not that into you.” –Vish, 26, New York Text message: You text him at 10 a.m. ” –Max, 26, New York “They were busy or distracted.
So save yourself the headache of over-analysis and just go out there and talk to people in the flesh! Guys text their friends all the time, guys and girls, and are communicative with girls they like.
” –Max, 26, New York “Women assume that guys are naturally very short through text and they’ll assume rudeness/late replying/etc. The longer and more frequent the texts, the better, regardless of the actual content.