There’s an art to texting, isn’t there? Especially if you’re texting someone new who you’re interested in, you want to make sure you’re texting with a purpose, and that purpose is to get a text back. How can you do this?
There are some texts you may think are clever that is actually a no-no if you want a text back. Here are six of them.
- “Hey stranger.” Or “long time, no see” or “where have you been?” Don’t acknowledge that you haven’t spoken in a long time – there’s likely a reason you haven’t heard from them.
- “WYD.” This is NOT a good conversation opener. Don’t be lazy and abbreviate it – actually, ask how they are and what they’re doing.
- “How are you? What are you up to? Doing anything this weekend?” These are a lot of questions to ask at once and will make them not want to answer any of them.
- “Just saying hi!” Or “hope you’re well” or “have a nice weekend.” These texts aren’t engaging, ask real questions instead.
- “Send a pic.” Without context and out of a blue, a text like this comes off as creepy.
- “Hello….?” If you’ve texted them twice and they haven’t responded, don’t send a “casual” text like this. Just stop trying.