So no pressure, but your entire romantic future here could be determined by your first few text messages—especially right now, when digital communications are more commonplace and safer than in-person interaction. The first text is always the hardest. How long do you wait to message that cute guy from the gym? Dating columnist Dr. Nerdlove told us that you should always touch base sooner rather than later. Nerdlove recommends you text them in the same day or night to keep the emotional momentum going and to solidify yourself in their memory.
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Five guys, ages 20 — 30, opened up about what goes through their minds before they hit send. Our panel of eligible male millennials: Names have been changed. David, 20 Braden, 20 Cameron, 23 Ben, 27 Nate, Four out of five of the guys said yes, there are rules to texting. A lot of these rules are generated by society and pop culture, and dictate how we converse with one another.
And yes, both men and women are guilty! I have a lot of readers ask how often they should text someone. A flirty text relationship should work the same way a conversation works in real life. Texts should be back and forth — a message, a reply, and so on.
Today is your lucky day. You just scored the digits of your second hottest prospect on OKCupid and you're ready to start scheduling actual dates. But don't start tapping away at that touchscreen just yet.