If we say that majority of people, regardless of age, spend maximum number of their time texting everyone, you will wonder why are we saying such clichéd things? The truth is, we spend hours upon hours with our phone; either sending texts, browsing the Internet, watching funny videos, and what not. So, when it comes to messaging that hottie you like, wouldn't spending time on your phone be turned into something productive?
Yes, we know that flirting and texting sometimes don't go hand-in-hand. In fact, not all of us are as smooth as we'd like to be. Well, if that's the situation with a lot of people, we should do something about, right? So, to help you get through the ordeal and get some favorable attention, we have listed some important tips of flirting over text messages.
Your Opening Lines
If we say that you need to be 'creative', you'll probably stop reading this article right now. But, please, keep reading. Instead of starting with a complicated question or some line you think is funny, but isn't, try this on for size. Give him/her a simple, "Hey! What r u up 2 tonite?" That is one of the safest ways to start a conversation. You aren't playing hard-to-get, and are basically creating an opportunity to spend some time together.
Match Jokes with Jokes
Perhaps the recipient of your texts wants to see where you opening line is leading to, giving him/her a chance to come up with a response. So, let's say he/she makes some kind of joke about watching a funny video on YouTube, you can indulge him/her a little. Go with, "Ha ha. That's cool. I was wondering if you're not too busy, we could go to (name)'s party tonight? I can get brownies, and you bring your sexy smile." Doesn't that sound like a cool, relaxed person who wants to hang out?
Boredom Can Be Avoided
Let's say he/she says that they're bored and have absolutely nothing better to do. Wow, that's just an open invitation for you to come up with something awesome for both of you to do together. Hit him/her with a, "Aww, that sucks. Wanna turn your mood around? Let's grab vanilla lattes down the block. Mmmm, vanilla." Not only did you give him/her some plans for the evening, but you included yourself in it as well. It's a wonderful way to spend time apart from texting one another.
And by that we mean open-ended questions. You do not want to be typing long questions or sentences, and get one-syllable replies. That just sucks on every level. You want to intrigue this person by being a mysterious, interesting, and fun-loving person. So skip the, "Hey, how are you?" texts, and go with something like, "What'ya think about the movie (name)?" or "I'd love to watch the (name) game this weekend. Wanna join me?" or "The café on (street name) is serving Somalian coffee. What are your thoughts?"
Avoid One-sided Texting
If you're the one who's sending long or continuous messages, then it's time for some damage control. You can end the conversation from your side by saying, "My grandpa can text faster than that." or "Ouch. No reply for so long. Hope you have a pretty good reason the next time I see you." Instead of being offended or showing that his/her behavior has upset you, be cool about it and try to lighten the mood. Perhaps your cool attitude will bring him/her back into the game.
End the Texts on a Good Note
Don't keep texting non-stop and spend way too many hours on it. Instead, keep the conversation going till you have something interesting and fun to talk about. As soon as you realize that things are getting a bit dull, change your tactics. Send him/her a, "I loved texting you today as well. How about we continue this tomorrow, when we meet?" or "The next time we text, why don't we talk about the things that are on your mind?" That way, you're making a non-committal plans with him/her that isn't bold or scary.
Of course, flirting over text messages has its own pros and cons. The biggest pro being that you are in contact with the person, without any audience. There is a major chance that the entire conversation will be completely confidential. This leads to a lot of bonding on both sides, laying the perfect foundation for a beautiful relationship. So, take your time and come up with fun things to talk about.