Text whenever you're free to do so. This is what I do anyways. If I'm busy I don't click into the message so the notifications will still be there and I'd get back asap.
But of course, if he initiated the conversation by asking me some questions and I replied and he don't reply until days later (and he had time to update social medias) then he might as well don't reply at all.
I just don't understand the point. Why refrain from texting when you see the message? It's like someone walking up to you, asking you a question, and you stand there silently for 5 minutes... then say "oh sorry I didn't want to come off as desperate and needy". What's the point? Just message back when you see it, whether that's a second or a week after you received it.
If you've started a conversation you should be consistent and keep it going, not disappear because it's pretty rude. If you need to go then say, "Hey I need to go. Nice talking to you, i'll ttys!" or something like that to end so the person knows. But sometimes responding after 5 min then an hour then another text like 30 minutes later is annoying and I would think you're not that serious about continuing the conversation. I understand that in the beginning it should be casual but that means not getting too personal just yet, not thinking that you can take forever to answer a text. You don't need to respond like the very next second but hey if you do then I know you're interested. That's the only way to show continued interest through text, in my opinion. Otherwise you should just meet and talk in person :)
You've asked about texting before. ;P You definitely worry too much, Rico Suave.
Text when you can and when you want to. If you are having a serious discussion and can't respond right away, let the person know. Otherwise, you should be fine. Others should know that you're busy and can't always respond right away.
I'm not a fan when the response is like 5 seconds after I've sent my text because I tend to actually put my phone down, but I don't like it when the reply comes like an hour after I've sent it either. Respond when you want, just not like 7 days later or 7 seconds after.
I say respond when you get it. I know people that purposely wait to send a response because they don't want to come off as needy or desperate. I can understand that but at the same time, why do we even feel like that. We send a text to someone expecting a response right? To a start a conversation right? So why do we label someone as clingy, desperate or needy when they respond right away. That's what they're SUPPOSED to do.
I don't care if a guy doesn't text me immediately (he might be busy or something), but I will get pissed if he is continuously late when it comes to answering my texts.
I don't think you are a desperate bastard, but I am a "text me when you can and want" kind of girl. I do like hearing back in a day or two, but it doesn't have to be instant. I understand people are busy or want to do other things, because I sure have things to do. If he really wants to text back quickly, that's fine because that's what he wants. I don't ask for much, and don't force people (guys I'm dating) to do things they don't want to do.
If it's for casual conversation then no but if we're making plans then yes.
Usually I only care if the person I'm texting with reply instantly if I'm texting with them and were having a interesting convo. Aside from that my guy friends and I text each other when we feel like it.
A good rule of thumb is to wait as long as they do. Text them if they get back you to 2 hours later wait an hour to an hour and a half later. Usually then they'll start responding within a few minutes and you can get a real conversation starting. Then DONT text her the next day unless you've got something planned. i. e. out for drinks etc... That's why you try to get their number during the week my favorite is the Sunday morning coffee, lets me know if they're religious and its fairly noncommittal. #KimKforpres2016
According to all the girls I see complaining about this like: "It's been 2 minutes I sent the text and he didn't answer!!", well, I assume they do, the sooner you answer the better. I can be wrong about it, but at least this is the impression I have.
Lol based on your poll opinions you already know what you need to do:P
Best option: text "you can just call me if you wanna talk. Not that I don't like texting you I just know my texting habits" this way you can cut out all the texting drama. She knows you wanna talk to her and you don't have to worry about all the timing stuff. plus you want her to date you, the unfiltered off the top of the head you not the perfectly curated texts you're making for her.