We are all well aware that if you are single, it’s a dog-eat-dog world out there and we’ve all accepted it more or less.
So you better step up your game and get with the program when it comes to online dating in 2014.
For it is imperative you speak the lingo of love fluently in order to score a date nowadays.
When it comes to texting etiquette, there are quite a few yet simple steps to consider.
You don’t want to come across like a total moron, you simply want to score a date. Period.
So while this whole dating game is not exactly rocket science, it is yet a touchy feely enough subject and therefore requires at least some basic knowledge.
We have gathered some top-notch tips to ensure you master any dating situation ahead.
Keep it short and sweet
Prior to hitting that “send” button, make sure to keep things short and simple. Stick to facts and don’t elaborate. Try the one-word answer to get your conversation going and tease him by leaving some room for interpretation. Plus, with so much stuff going on in our daily lives we sure don’t want to waste any time, yet make communication effective and personable.
The mandatory waiting game
You don’t want to come across as being desperate, although you probably are. Therefore there’s only one simple rule to adhere to: Wait at least an hour to reply to a text or email. You are a very busy person after all, so he might as well know who he’s dealing with. If he doesn’t reply to you at all, you call for drastic measures and move on to the next one. Simple as that!
Do not text first
If you are striving to succeed in the dating world, you do not want to text/email him first. EVER! If you want to keep him interested he has to give a little more than he will receive. Since you are a princess you deserve to be treated as such. So go do some yoga, get a fix of retail therapy, find your inner peace. Whatever will distract you and initially keep you from texting first.
Do NOT call
Do NOT and I can’t stress this enough, do NOT even think about calling him, when all you have done so far is casually texting one another. It is way too soon for any sort of voice communication. I mean, seriously. What do you want from this guy? Ask you to marry him? So keep texting and do so for days ahead, if need be. However, a simple phone call or a date would be so much easier, right? Well yes it would be obviously, but these options just aren’t available anymore in 2014.
Emoticons do the trick
Emoticons are a great tool to convey emotions and they can work incredibly well while texting. You can easily distinguish between nice texting and rude texting. In addition, if you add a period at the end of a response he’ll know that you mean business. Not using emoticons to do the talking for you and strictly relying on your superb rhetoric skills instead just won’t cut it anymore.