In today’s world, technology has really changed how relationships work. People no longer have to make direct phone calls or go to the person’s house in order to make plans. Nowadays, the majority of the people text.
Therefore, if you suck at texting, you’re in trouble.
I’m going to share a real story with you guys. It was a conversation between me and my friend. She had recently downloaded a lot of dating apps and was trying them out. She matched with a few guys and immediately messaged them.
Me: You messaged him? You should probably have waited for him to initiate a conversation!
Friend: Why? If we matched, what’s the point if we don’t talk to each other?
Me: True…but it’s already so easy for the guys. They can swipe hundreds of people in a matter of minutes. Plus, it only takes a few seconds to start a conversation. If he doesn’t even need to start a conversation, he might not value you. What did you say?
Friend: I said, “Hi, Joseph.”
Me: SO FORMAL!?!?! Omg, if you’re going to say something. You should make a comment about his profile or picture or something. Or tell a joke. It would be more interesting!?!
Friend: Why do I have to purposely change myself?
Me: Okay okay. Do whatever you want. I just don’t want you to get hurt. Most of the time, people might be playing the texting game.
Friend: What’s the texting game? Why do we have to play games? I just want to get straight to the point. Don’t waste my time. Continue reading “The texting game”