You could always have a friend look them over or run them through a tool like the Hemingway app. You also don’t want him or her to misinterpret what you’re trying to say.
It’s even more tempting to take shortcuts and loosen up on your manners when you’re texting than when you’re emailing, but resist the urge as much as possible. Stick to the straightforward ones for now, like the smiley face, until you get to know each other’s humor.
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.
We can’t stress enough how much poor grammar and spelling mistakes are an online dating no-no. Unless someone asks you for a photo of your Cyprian scepter or aphrodisiacal tennis court, as they called it in the 1600s, don’t send unsolicited sexts.And the stats that prove it are shocking — including 48% of singles polled consider this a dealbreaker and poorly written messages are four times more likely to be flagged as fraud. It’s unbelievably rude, and you’re just opening yourself up to having the person talk about your junk with their friends.You don’t have to be a journalist to have mistake-free messages either. I love emojis as much as the next person, but they tend to lose their charm the more you use them.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.
The longer you wait to meet in person, the longer you’re putting off seeing if the chemistry is there.