One of these days I’ll write a proper treatise on text game just so my name gets etched into the annals of history alongside Einstein, Copernicus and Shearer. My text game fucking rocks. But before that moment comes to pass let me just talk a little about the concept of ping texting. After taking a girl’s number its usual to send out a confirmation / feeler text. The idea is to initiate a text chat which will result in setting up a date. The basic pattern goes like this:

You: feeler

Her: response, encourage

You: acknowledge, stack

Her: response, encourage

You: acknowledge, seed date

Her: response, encourage

You: logistics time

Her: accept

You: logistics place, hoop

Her: jump

That’s extremely vague so here’s an example. Bear in mind it’s your job to initiate and to move the conversation along until its natural to invite her on the date. You are leading in a particular direction. Don’t get hung up in endless chit-chat. The aim is to get a little playful momentum and proceed to the date invitation as soon as is natural.

You: So this is the crazy French girl with crazy big hair. Nice meeting you, hon ð

Her: Hahaha, what’s so crazy about me???

You: Everything. I’m scared. My mum warned me about French girls.

Her: She’s a smart lady!!!! Haha, be careful of us!! )))

You: I shall. I wonder if you are capable of drinking an English tea like an English lady. Hmmmmm

Her: Hmmm I don’t know about that. I can try but usually I drink coffee.

You: I guess we can try. Tuesday 6pm is good?

Her: Yes, that’s good. Where?

You: Piccadilly Circus. Dress cute, so we match ð

Her: I’m always cute! ))))

This is assuming a Yes Girl giving full compliance which of course is only true for a small proportion of numbers. Realistically she’s going to throw at least one spanner in the works be it mild (unavailable first time, suggests alternative) or strong (shit tests). That’s where the craft comes into text game and one tool in your box is the ping text. I use it under the following circumstances:

  1. The hook wasn’t very strong and her reply to my feeler was non-committal or tardy. I feel its too early to push towards a date and she hasn’t picked up on my thread.
  2. She replied very late, such as a few days after my ping
  3. We had momentum but then she dropped off and didn’t respond.
  4. She was too hard to pin down for a date either by declining the logistics or declining the date without giving a firm No.

So the ping text is a way of forcing yourself back into her mind without coming off needy and over-invested. Girls are creatures of the moment so if she’s got alot on and you aren’t a high priority then that number can go cold. So you ping her a statement about what you’re up to and you don’t ask a question. Just throw it out there. Examples:

  • “I just saw a man walk into a lamppost. I thought that only happened in comedy shows”
  • “Just saw a cat that walks like you… weird”
  • “I’m lying in my hammock, sipping Pims. I love summer!!”
  • “Don’t ever join a queue behind a group of Italian tourists. Jesus, what a fanny on!”
  • “There was a little girl sitting next to me throwing a tantrum. I gave her a stern look and she just stopped. I don’t know if I’m a good or bad guy now.”
  • “There’s a dog following me home from the shop. He’s really big and shaggy. Cute.”

If a number goes cold throw one of these out to see if she responds. If it’s still blank give her a week’s roll-off then try another. If that doesn’t get a response, she’s just not into you.