Not only do you get to hear their tone, but it’s also easier to go back and forth with little quips and jokes.
It seems obvious, but it needs to be said: Your attention should be on the person you’re talking to, not the movie you’re watching, the dishes that need doing, or anything else. Plus, repeating yourself or asking someone else to will prevent things from flowing.If you’re busy, ask if you can call them back, or set up a call when you know you’ll be in a quiet space and can really dedicate yourself to the conversation.On the flip side, you don’t want to send a series of one- or two-word texts all within a short amount of time. Remember you can’t control what they do, but you can control what you do.And setting the example is what you should be doing.For example, if someone messages you in the early evening, and you’re interested in them, make an effort to respond before you go to bed.
This doesn’t mean you have to be at their beck and call, but we aren’t busy 24 hours a day, even if it feels like it.Texting is a sign that you’ve taken communication with your match to the next level, and you don’t want to blow it. Earlier, we talked about how annoying it can be when you’re waiting forever for someone to respond to your message, but that feeling is significantly amplified when it’s texting.Similar to messaging, you don’t want to send a text that’s as long as a Tolstoy novel. You’re giving them a lot of information to take in (which means it may take them a while to respond), and it could kill the mood and prevent any kind of cute banter from getting started. There isn’t a strict timeline here, but a Business Insider article says no longer than one to three hours.Usually, setting up the date within a week or two of the first online meeting is the way to go.Online dating may not be as serious as running a country, but it’s still important to practice good manners.If you send them several paragraphs telling your life story and complimenting them, more than likely, they aren’t going to read it all. This message should be shorter than the first one but still end with a question or statement that will make them want to reply: “Hey, Madison — just checking in to see if you got my last message.