“If you are actively pursuing someone, you better come up with something better than ‘hey’ or you will lose their interest,” he cautions.
According to Cameron, 23, the golden rules are to mind your grammar and abide by “three strikes you’re out” if he’s not responding: “Always use complete sentences and never send more than three unanswered texts.” Nate, 30, says the golden rule is “No emojis if you are over the age of 16.” Ben, 27, thinks it goes beyond whether or not you send those monkey emojis: “I definitely think there are unwritten rules to texting.
A lot of these rules are generated by society and pop culture, and dictate how we converse with one another.
But being hard to get is definitely a game and I think it totally depends on the type of person you are.
Each individual has a different threshold of “hard to get” that they are willing to tolerate.
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I think these rules are also reflective of the relationship you have with someone.
The frequency and type of text definitely differs between friends, work associates, girlfriends/boyfriends, best friends, crushes, siblings, parents, etc.
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