You might brew about it, but you’ll sit on your digital laurels waiting for the afternoon text.If that text doesn’t arrive, does that mean your relationship is on its way out?When USA Today interviewed me about the results of this survey, I said if you’re able to, you should send a reply within one to four hours.However, there are some who believe in playing the game of making someone wait to hear back.If you don’t reply to someone in four to eight hours, you’re suddenly tossed in the digital doghouse?Apparently so, as those surveyed won’t tolerate waiting an entire day to get a reply.This will show you're not obsessive, and hey, maybe she will have called you back since your initial call.
Isn’t it still nice to hear the sound of his or her voice?We are putting way too much emphasis and pressure on ourselves if we value our relationship status based on a pattern of receiving text messages.Sometimes you might be busy on a project or have a work commitment, which won’t allow you to flirt on your mobile phone.If you get a well-typed, thoughtful paragraph about her bad day or his dinner suggestions, the most impactful response is a nice "k." Or "cool." Or how about "ha." That one always works.The one-word answer is akin to the smile and nod in face-to-face conversation.Digital daters, how often do you text someone when you’ve just started dating? Do you get mad if they wait too long to text you back? You just scored the digits of your second hottest prospect on OKCupid and you're ready to start scheduling actual dates.When a girl gives you her phone number, I would suggest texting her something immediately (something simple or witty; stay away from the words: baby, hottie, and sexy), so she has your number and will have the opportunity to decide if she wants to answer your call.Yes, just because she gave your her phone number does not always mean she actually wants to hear from you again; it can be awkward/difficult to decline in the moment.Think about your relationship once you’ve become Facebook official or have proclaimed he’s your BF. He might send you a text message every morning to brighten your day.You might send him a few text messages during the day about upcoming plans that night.