I'm intrigued to see what sort of opening texts for conversations to the person you are interested in are like..
Personally, I always avoid the boring "How are you?", "What you been up to?" and go with something witty or playful such as "Read this and try not to think of me". Although, you can only come up with different openings to a certain point.
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I like sending a funny picture (usually related to an inside joke between us) or something that I know will get the other person talking. Maybe I'll send a pic of the poster for a cool event that I know he would like; the score from our home team's latest baseball/hockey/basketball game; a photo of an album cover so we can discuss new music; a picture of a faraway place we both want to visit; or maybe a picture of me in a new outfit to get his thoughts on it. Something he'd definitely have an opinion about, I guess. :)0