If you believe the doomsayers of the world, texting is ruining conversation as we know it: it’s shortening our attention spans, destroying our manners, and taking away the connections we used to make through face-to-face interaction.
But everyone who loves the medium knows that texting doesn’t detract from real-life conversation at all, it adds to it! Texting brings a different dimension to a relationship by supporting creative conversations that wouldn’t happen otherwise. And today I’m going to give you a few text conversation tips to get the conversation going.
Because there’s nothing like having a great “late-night-in” text convo with your girl on a cold Thursday evening while you’re tucked up on the couch watching reruns of Seinfeld. Texting is not the same as talking face-to-face, or chatting on the phone, it is a completely different medium. So get creative with your text conversations, and do something a little different to capture her attention.
Here are some text conversation tips to help you improve your text talk.
Just Checking In
It seems mundane, but there’s something nice about having that someone special text you as you get into bed “hey there beautiful, just wanted to check in”.
It doesn’t have to be a huge or meaningful conversation, just exchange some light and fun information, and let her know she’s the last thing on your mind before hitting the hay.
Create An Ongoing Story
A friend of mine had an amazing night out with a guy, who asked for her number. The next morning, he sent her a text with the first sentence of a story – and she replied with the second. This went on sporadically for the next few days, until his character asked hers out on a date!
She of course, agreed, and 6 months later they are still in love – and still continue their imaginary text story when they’re apart and miss each other. It’s a conversation that they have that no one else shares and understands, bringing them closer and strengthening their connection.
Text Conversation Tips For Flirting
Your cell phone was made for flirting. On the go, all the time, little snippets of flirts that don’t mean much but sure are fun! (for me, this is what texting was made for)
These flirty conversations can start with anything: “I wish I could have put you in my briefcase and brought you to work with me today ;)”, could start a sweet or sexy conversation.
Ever played the rating game? It’s something fun, light and easy that can keep a text conversation going for as long as you want, without being all that demanding.
Text her something you like, and ask her to rate it on a scale of 1 to 10. You can play this game anywhere – on the train, waiting for your food, or before bed. Best of all, you get to know each other better by finding out her likes and dislikes in a game style way.
One thing the instantaneousness of texting is great for, of course, is making plans.
Rather than making a phone call while you’re on the run, texting a quick – “extra long lunch break today – meet you at home ☺?” is a much easier way to organize a quick meet up.
Texting also has the advantage of not putting the other person on the spot if they are not in the mood to meet up or do something. Come on, if we’re honest, we all use texting as a tactful way to turn down plans…
All too often, people discount texting, which is too bad, because they haven’t tapped it’s potential. It’s not going anywhere – you might as well start loving it! So, what are the biggest text conversation tips of all? Do it differently, be creative, make it fun – and texting will be your new best friend in no time flat.
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