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Question about texting last.

December 15, 2013

I always try to follow the 2/3 rule when texting. But I want to know who should have the last word in a text exchange.


My main girl wanted to hang out with me today, but I told her I was staying home to finish up some work.

She says that she is going to go to the museum with her friends then, and she wishes me good luck in finishing my stuff. (with a nice smily face and everything)

I usually try to not be the person sending the last text because it interrupts the 2/3 flow, keeps them hanging on just a little, and helps demonstrate a lack of neediness. But in this situation I feel like rewarding her with a short "Thanks cutie ;)"

What are your guy's thoughts on this?

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Title Question about texting last.
Author Frisky-Fox
Upvotes 2
Comments 8
Date December 15, 2013 9:12 PM UTC (9 years ago)
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[–]TheGuelfOfNewMexico 5 points6 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

But I want to know who should have the last word in a text exchange.

Whoever texts last.

It's a fucking conversation, not a game of chess.

Demonstrate a lack of neediness by not being a clingy, needy motherfucker. Proofread your shit before sending, and ask yourself "does this make me sound like a 5 year old who lost their toy truck?"

Also, fuck, I don't know how "leave them hanging" came to be popular wisdom around here, but that shit is stupid.


One of two things will happen: she'll respond in kind, or she won't. Either way the next time she opens her text messages what's sitting there? Your closing flirt, reminding her that you're charming and cool. Bam, reenforcement. And if she responded? Motherfucker, she's looking at her own words responding in kind. "Oh, right, I was flirting with him, and it felt awesome. I want more of that."

[–]Frisky-Fox[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

I am still trying to distill when it is appropriate in some of the borderline cases.

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[–]Frisky-Fox[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Wow, great! thanks for the advice.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Don't think about it. Devote yourself to that work.

Whenever I find myself engrossed in my work, and I accidentally ignore text messages from some of the girls I know, the interest and desire to come over increases dramatically once I reach out to them when I get spare time.

Women are enthralled with a man who's priorities has his goal/life-plan ahead of her. Lots of red pill stuff talks about that through pedestal talk, and having a mission in life. They're also intrigued by the male individual who doesn't keep on responding to their every wish. It's the difference between the friend-zoned "do anything for you baby" guy, and their boyfriend who is too busy to handle their conversation in texts.

[–]Frisky-Fox[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I can understand that. Thanks.

[–]ireallyamnothere 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

If the conversation warrants you responding last, you do it. If there is nothing left to say, keep silent. Saying something just to say something is typically a pretty annoying trait to have, so definitely avoid being that guy.

[–]aaron_the_just 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I text "thanks cutie ;)" if I feel like talking to more while she's at the museum, leave her hanging if I don't.

the girls who text me seem to dump dozens of text messages in a row on me, so I have an easy time complying with 2/3.

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