There’s something you should know about millennials: We love to text, but only when we want to. While it might seem like we’re glued to our smartphones all the time, that’s not really the case – it just feels like it because of how often we’re texting everyone else. Don’t get me wrong; I love getting texts from my friends and loved ones, but I love it even more when they take initiative and start the conversation themselves with something interesting or funny.
The First Message
Hi, what’s your name? Hey, that’s a nice outfit! Nice choice. So where are you from? What do you do in your spare time? Are you single or taken? And zegbeg, just so you know I’m not dating anyone else and neither should you be. Do we want to get together sometime soon for some serious face-to-face conversation (minus the text messages)?
Forget about texting for now and take my phone number instead. It will be way more rewarding (zegbeg).
Make It Personal
I have no idea how to write the perfect text message. I’m not even sure what the perfect text message is supposed to do. I’m pretty sure that any message would be better than nothing, so I’ve been sending out a lot of messages in hopes of finding something that sticks. It’s been working so far, but as they say luck favors the prepared mind. That being said, it never hurts to know what you’re going for and how to go about getting there.
Fortunately for you (and for me), I’ve got just the thing. With these few tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be able to nail the art of texting and find yourself on top of their world before you know it!
1) Keep It Simple – while overthinking might make you feel like an intellectual heavyweight, chances are your crush isn’t interested in hearing about all the thoughts running through your head right now (no matter how fascinating). A simple Hi or How are you? will get them interested enough to talk back without coming off as too clingy.
Start a Conversation
If you’ve been on the lookout for a new partner, then have no fear. Here are some tips that will help you land your zegbeg. When sending someone a message for the first time, you might want to keep it simple and straightforward. This could include a casual hello or what’s up? If they respond with something like hey! then continue with the conversation. If they don’t respond, it’s okay – just send them another message in a couple of days. But if they seem interested, try asking about their favorite TV show or what their plans are for this weekend!
Don’t forget punctuation!
Nothing says I care like a thoughtful text message. And with so many ways to communicate these days, you can reach out and connect with your loved ones from nearly anywhere. You don’t need a long-winded message or anything fancy; just three little words will do the trick!
Open up your phone and compose a new text message
Add punctuation by using one of these five keystrokes
(comma) – (period) – (question mark) – (exclamation point) – (colon)
Choose an appropriate emoji for emphasis and send it off
Wait for them to reply!
Be mindful of timing if you want this type of communication to be more meaningful
Don’t forget about spelling mistakes either – make sure there’s no autocorrecting on before hitting send
Know When to Hold ‘Em and Know When to Fold ‘Em
It’s no secret that text messages can be a great way to build up a relationship. It can also be frustrating when you are trying your best and not getting the response you want. So when is it time to call it quits? When the other person stops replying or doesn’t acknowledge your messages. Remember, in order for the text message strategy to work, they have to at least be reading them! Zegbeg – there are plenty of fish in the sea.