Dating text message etiquette

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, making the guy initiate is crucial to your relationships in person and is no different in the social media and texting realm.

Don’t ask me why, but it’s just always better to let him initiate the text.

In the real world it is common to be concerned with how we are being perceived when we meet someone and get to know them initially, our society puts a lot of weight into this idea of a ‘first impression’.

We seem very preoccupied with making sure we look the part and play that perfect social role when first getting to know someone so that we can project the best possible image of ourselves out into the world.

Moreover, if he is taking two days or so to get back to a text message, he is setting the pace and you literally are given the same amount of time to get back to him and no one can get mad.

This works on the flip side too, if you are playing the two day game with him then you are setting the pace and he has every right to take the same amount of time to get back to you.

With such an emphasis on how others perceive us in a face-to-face interaction, I’m surprised we don’t give the same emphasis and thought to our online interactions and first impressions.

Like in face-to-face interactions, texting and the social media realm in general absolutely leaves life-long lasting first impressions and sets permanent boundaries and guidelines in our relationships.Guys like to chase you but if you’re blowing him off and showing that you have better options, this could hinder any spark you two had together.Ok when it comes to responding to a text message he sent you, there is a fine line between playing it cool and looking too cool/ being responsive and being needy.Intimacy is something that should be left for in person relations, but when you have to do it over text, you do it sparingly and with someone you haven’t just met.If you get too intimate too soon this can quickly deteriorate a new relationship because it turns the dynamic into purely sexual rather than emotional.

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