Rules Every Woman Who Texts Should Live By

Texting a man isn’t about playing games, but it is important to think like a man when you text one. Men’s minds work differently than women’s. Once you understand this, you can make better choices when you text a man. The following are four texting rules that every woman should live by.

1. Don’t text him after 11 p.m.

If you’ve just started texting with a man, you should live by the no-texting-after-11 p.m. rule. If a man is texting you after 11 p.m., he’s probably not looking for an innocent conversation. He might start by asking how your day was, but gradually move into more intimate territory. If he wants to talk to you, he can text you earlier in the evening. Don’t give a man the impression that you’re OK with him waiting until he’s gotten into bed to contact you. If you do, he will not attempt to correct this behavior.

2. Don’t jump into sexting

No matter how quickly you think you have connected with a man, don’t jump into sexting with him too soon. If you rush into sexting, it’s easy to stop getting to know each other. If a man is truly interested in you, he isn’t going to pressure you into doing things you aren’t ready for. It’s perfectly acceptable to take things slow. Avoid sending intimate and nude photos until much later in the relationship. You want to make sure you can trust the man you’re talking to before you do this. Always crop your face out of photos for your personal safety if you do decide to send nudes.

3. Text him first sometimes

Men like being texted first as much as women do. If you want to impress a man and make him feel good, send him a good morning text now and then instead of just waiting for him to text you. Men don’t want to chase every second of the day. Eventually a man will get tired of having to chase you and simply stop. You can show your interest by approaching him first. By being a woman who doesn’t play games and will text him first, you will have his attention as well.

4. Keep texts short and sweet

Men don’t like to read novel-length texts. If you send one, it probably won’t be read all the way through. As a woman, you might have a lot to say, but it’s important that you learn to keep texts short and sweet. If you have something detailed to tell him, it might be better to save it for a phone conversation or when you see him in person. Also avoid texting a man every detail of your day. A man doesn’t care that you went to lunch and ate six french fries that you worked off by taking a walk around the block. If your texts are mundane, you’ll be seen as a mundane. If you want to maintain interest, don’t bore him with endless texts about nothing.

Texting a man isn’t complicated. You just need to adjust your habits so that you both have more positive experience. -Aprilgram