I usually don't text back at all unless I'm asking an important question. But if I'm just making conversation or something, I don't feel the need to send a second message if they don't reply to the first.
I don't usually send a second text. If he/she replies to it, then they reply to it. If they don't, oh well. And I don't get upset if they don't reply either. Even if it's a guy I'm interested in or something. Life's too short to worry about something like that lol. :)
A few hours at the least. I feel like if that person wasn't busy or their phone wasn't dead, it shouldn't take them too long to text back if they want to talk to me. Majority of the times, I don't send a 2nd text.
It depends on who you're texting and the type of relationship you have with the person. If your texting your family member, your best female friend or your best guy friend then it is OK to send them a second message if you don't get a reply. However, if this is someone you're just getting to know - say for example someone you have a crush on do not send them another message. If they like you enough they would respond to your message and no person forgets about replying to a message sent by someone they like. If this is someone you're in a committed relationship with I guess you could wait like 3 or 5 hours before sending a follow up message in case they're sleeping or something.
Just remember not to take these things personally, and just imagine yourself in the situation. Who are the persons you reply to as soon as you see their text, an hour after seeing their text or even as far as ignoring their text all together? We can't all view people in the same light they view us in.
If we're texting a conversation and they stop, I'll text back 10 min later saying like "I guess you fell asleep" or something like that. But if I text first saying "hey" and I don't get a text back, I won't send a second one.
I wouldn't send back another text at all. I take it as the person is either busy and will get back to me when they actually can or I take it as they don't want to respond. (This has been the case especially when you see "read 6/19/13" or something.
ive made the mistake of sending it again without getting a reply from the guy, I sent it like 6 hours later same day, and he still didn't reply. which means he didn't want to talk to me and pretty much rejected me. worse mistake ever never doing it again. someone doesn't reply the first time don't do it again. its rude of them to not even reply and disrespectful so if someone doesn't care about u, they live and breathe on their phones 24/7 but don't have 2 seconds of their time to text you back, f*** them and move on. don't give them any attention ever again.
I think of a text as " I don't want to bother you with a call so respond when you have time" So, I really don't have time limit on when they respond, since it is a very impersonal way to communicate. But, if I took time to actually call then I would say about 2 hours, since a call is more personal then a text.