Dating and texting for women
You know pretty quickly if someone is into you or if you are into them.
Whether it’s via text, at a bar or Steak ‘n Shake, “hard to get” is a thing of the past.
Interestingly, the 20 – 23 year olds weren’t as familiar with the term. When asked when the last time he “ghosted” a girl was, he replied, “This week, I didn’t want to talk to her.” Fair enough.
However, sometimes ghosting is the simple solution to an online dating match gone bad.
As single millennials, the “Should I text him first?
” inevitably pops up in my friend group chats from time to time, followed by thorough deliberation.
But don’t underestimate the guy’s ability to play hard to get: “However, if I know someone is interested in me, and maybe I’m playing hard to get, just saying ‘hey’ after a lull in conversation can let them know that I’m still interested, but still give me the control.” We have a consensus here – everyone answered no.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.Nate, 30, explains, “It’s 2016; Chivalry isn’t dead, but her texting first is kind of a turn-on, actually.It shows interest.” Ben agrees, adding that, “It shows that she knows what she wants.
M.” (unless you’re at Steak ’n Shake – and Nate will be there with chivalry and cheese fries). That is, at least, if you’re talking to Braden, 20: “I treat it like a game where I try to talk to as many people as possible at the same time.” Ben, 27, is our breath of fresh air.