But especially in the first few weeks of a potential relationship, it’s important to wait for him to initiate the conversation.
This will filter out the guys who are interested in nothing more than a casual hookup and allow you to devote your attention to those who are interested in getting to know you and potentially pursue a relationship. Time Your Response Realistically When he DOES strike up a conversation, be realistic when deciding when to respond.
Most people these days think of their smartphones as another appendage, so intentionally waiting six hours to write back may be a little obvious (unless you have a legitimate excuse.) If you must delay, don’t wait more than 10 minutes to respond.
Imagine what you would say or how and when you would respond in terms of how you would treat a text from a nonromantic acquaintance! Just the tiniest difference in punctuation can change the meaning of even the simplest text message almost completely.Use exclamation points and smiley faces (in moderation) to convey interest, and keep in mind that periods and ellipses tend to convey frustration or complacency.Technological advancements in the past decade or so have hugely improved the frequency and speed at which we are able to communicate.While overall this is a huge benefit, it has introduced a rather large hurdle in the dating world.Texting is a casual way to bond with someone you’ve just started seeing in between dates, but it also complicates the already-intricate dating formula with myriad conundrums and interactions to analyze.
Below I’ve outlined a few tips to help you navigate this technological enigma and understand the real rules of texting etiquette. Don’t Initiate (At First) Of course if your gentleman of interest texts you, by all means respond.