Guys and girls, I'm curious, what are the top 5 reasons you don't text back?

I've just wondered this for awhile ?

Mine 5 are

1. In class

2. Don't hear my phone

3. Driving

4. Talking with someone

5. Sleeping


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  • 1. I get a "hey" and from there I'm expected to start and carry the conversation EVEN though she texted me first. Example: I'm watching a documentary on Netflix when she texts me

    Her: Hey

    Me: What's up

    Her: nothing wyd?

    Me: Watching tv, you?

    Her: nothing

    **Puts phone down and continues watching tv**

    I get it, sometimes she's bored and wants me to entertain her..but still.

    ^This conversation is with a friend that's a girl not a girlfriend

    2. Sleeping

    3. Gaming

    4. Driving

    5. In class

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    • Is it just me or are only girls(exclusively) doing that ?

      I wonder if girls ever do that with their girl friends and how those conversations end up.

    • Right..I bet so much drama will ensue.

What Guys Said 11

  • I don't like texting. I'd rather wait until I was able to pick up the phone and call and then do that. Could be minutes later, could be hours later.

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  • I hate texting.

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  • I always text back. But I assume you mean "what is the reason you're not texting back right away".

    It's hard for me to do a list like yours but I'll try.

    1. Don't hear my phone (though I could count like 20 instances where this might happen)

    2. Sleeping

    3. I don't have the phone on me (charging or just couldn't care less about it)

    4. Driving (I don't drive that much and when I do it's mostly just short distances so It's often too short time frame to even get a message)

    5. Playing games or making music on the computer with loud volume (this is pretty much the same thing as 1. Though I would say it can be pretty hard to recognise a text message if you're playing starcraft and listening to music)

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  • 1.I'm busy

    2.The person wants a response beyond a "yes" or "no" so

    I elect to call them when I have time to discuss the details that they want.

    3.I'm already hanging out with someone and it's rude to

    disengage a conversation just to respond to a text.

    4. I don't want to talk to the person at the time.

    5. I want peace & quiet.

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  • I always text back, unless I'm about to sleep.

    I only check my texts in the appropriate setting. If I'm sleeping, that doesn't count because I'll see the text once I open my phone anyways.

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  • 1. Don't have credit

    2. Don't like the person

    3. Not interested in talking to the person

    4.Read the text and forgot to reply

    5. Engaged in other activities.

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  • 1. Not near phone

    2. Boring conversation

    3. Not interested in person

    4. Unhappy with person

    5. Other things on my mind that prevents me from replying.

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  • 1. In my lectures

    2. At the gym

    3. Not checking my phone regularly.

    4. Talking with someone.

    5. Sleeping.

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  • Busy with a client

    did not hear my phone

    no reason to text back as it ended a conversation

    driving

    sleeping

    sex

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  • 1. Don't have my phone on/with me

    2. Bad mood

    3. Not interested in the person

    4. Not interested in conversation

    5. I received a stupid/difficult to reply to text

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What Girls Said 22

  • 1. Didn't hear my phone

    2. Not interested in replying to that particular text at that particular moment (I do text back eventually, but to answer immediately, it should be a text that needs to be replied ASAP)

    3. Not interested in replying to that particular person (Again, I text back eventually, but if I don't like talking to that person very much, I don't reply right away, unless the text requires immediate reply)

    4. Talking to someone

    5. Other situations where I just don't have the possibility to text back right away (busy doing something that's more important at the moment, I'm at the gym etc)

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  • 1. Busy (at school, work, with a friend, at the movies, doing homework...)

    2. Didn't hear my phone

    3. Sleeping

    4. The person replied with something useless, like "lol", "okay", "got it" etc

    5. Didn't feel like replying (I'm in a bad/sad mood, I'm arguing with the person, I don't want to talk to anyone and so on)

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  • 1. The person is boring

    2. I'm busy with something/someone

    3. Not in the mood for texting

    4. I'm trying to avoid the person

    5. I don't like the direction the conversation is going/unsure of what to reply

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  • 1. Lazy (don't feel like it).

    2. I'm not much of a texter

    3. Don't notice it.

    4. Very busy (occupied).

    5. Sleeping

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  • I will almost always text back, even if it's not right away. But reasons for stalling...

    1) I've lost my phone (and I don't care enough to find it)

    2) I'm in class

    3) I'm driving

    4) I'm already talking to someone in person

    5) I just don't feel like talking

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  • 1. I'm a work

    2. I'm driving

    3.Sleeping

    4. Doing something

    5. I don't feel like it.

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  • 1. Busy

    2. Busy

    3. Busy

    4. Busy

    5. Just because I have a device that allows me to be contacted every second of the day doesn't mean I want to be contacted every second of the day.

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  • -Didn't hear it

    -Have no reply to the message

    -Don't find the person interesting

    -Sleeping

    -Playing on my PC

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  • I'm busy

    I'm with people

    I didn't check it/didn't hear it go off

    I don't feel like texting

    I don't want to talk to you

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  • watchin tv

    partying

    sleeping

    sexy time with spouse

    driving

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  • 1. I'm sincerely busy so I don't have the time to give a reply with a genuine feel

    2. I'm working.

    3. I'm focused on something so major that texting appears very minor.

    4. I don't feel like being social

    5. I got sidetracked.

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  • 1. Busy

    2. Can't hear it

    3. Don't want to talk

    4. Don't like the person

    5. Don't have my phone with me

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  • 1.Didn't get it

    2.Bored

    3.Dont know how to respond

    4.Annoying

    5.They are being rude or inappropriate

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  • 1. I'm busy.

    2. The're annoying me.

    3. My phone isn't on me.

    4. I'm mad at them.

    5. I'm not sure how to respond.

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  • 1. I'm busy

    2. I don't want to

    3. I don't know what to answer

    4. I'm driving

    5. sleeping

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  • 1. Sleeping

    2. Eating

    3. Class

    4. *Looks at text. does something, forgets and texts back 2 hours later.*

    4. They're annoying.

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  • 1. Busy at work

    2. On the phone

    3. Silent mode and left it on my table

    4. In discussion or meeting

    5. Zzzz

    6. Don't feel it is the right time to respond to certain questions or I am upset with the person

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  • I only have one reason I don't text at all.

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  • -I'm busy

    -I'm bored and the conv.aint going anywhere

    -I don't notice the phone

    -In class

    -Just don't want to hear from anyone

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  • 1. Read it when I was busy and then forgot to reply

    2. Don't have anything interesting to say to keep the conversation going

    3. Don't like how much this person messages me

    4. Feeling sad and don't want to make chit chat with anyone

    5. Daydreamed my reply and then confused dreams and reality

    ...I dread to think what would happen if I took up recreational drugs

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  • 1. sleeping

    2. don't know what to say

    3. bad mood

    4. in class

    5.at work

    but I do reply

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  • 1. Read it, forgot to respond.

    2. Thought I responded but forgot to hit send

    3. Sleeping

    4. Busy doing something at the moment and will respond when I get a chance (which often leads to #1)

    5. Conversation is over.

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  • Trying to avoid the person

    Busy at school or work or out

    Working out

    Just not in the mood to talk but not trying to avoid the person in particular

    Nothing to say

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