I've see this subject floating about here so lets try and get opinions. We all know mobile (cellular) phones are a must have in everyone's life these days, the convenience of contacting someone is so much easier than about 20 years ago (I know I'm old ha ha), where you had to rely on land line phones, telephone boxes and posting letters! Now due to the simplicity of mobile phones, let's say that you sent someone a text, would you expect a reply back? Would you expect a reply back in a day or 2? If someone doesn't reply back quick or at all, does it bug you? Are you bad at replying back or do you ignore? It would be interesting to get varied, honest opinions.
This also accounts for phone calls, if you went to someone's voice mail would you want a call back at least in a day? If someone ignored your calls and didn't call you back, would you be annoyed?
Thanks for the excellent responses, please keep them coming. It's funny, I text a friend from work after work as we planned to meet and she completely ignored my texts! Think she'll be treated the same back in return :)
If it is just a friend I get annoyed but I assume they are busy. Friends that reply quickly to text get a lot of respect from me, as I am quick to reply myself... The ones that are always ignoring or take for ever to reply, I quickly distance my self from, seriously unless there is a good reason you should be easy to reach by text or calling.
For girls I like, I kinda assume if a girl is doing it it is because she is not interested. If she does it but then acts totally diffrent when I am around her (like really interested or what not) I assume she is dishonest and probably playing with multiple guys. I say this cause I have seen a girl that usually ignores my calls ignore other guys calls when she is around me. So it hit me, she is probably doing the same thing to a lot of guys (my logic but works for me).
If I call, send a text, leave a voice message, etc. I would expect at minimum text back in at least a day. It takes 15 seconds or less to let me know you got it and what's going on. If you can't call me back, just let me know and we can work out another time.
If I just sent someone a message that said, "Hey", and they didn't respond, I'd assume they were busy or something, and wouldn't dwell on it any more than that. If I made it clear that I needed to talk about something important, and they didn't respond within a couple of hours, I start getting kind of mad.
The only time I don't respond immediately is if I'm at work.
let's say that you sent someone a text, would you expect a reply back? yes I would but depend on the text they sent...
Would you expect a reply back in a day or 2? no only if I am busy
If someone doesn't reply back quick or at all, does it bug you? yes a lot
Are you bad at replying back or do you ignore? I not going to lie but sometimes I am bad at it .. but I always try my best to reply as quick as possible... if its some one who is annoying hell yea I am going to ignore them and if them don't stop just give them piece a mi mine
It depends on whether they are ignoring it or just haven't checked their phone. If they are making twitter/Facebook mobile updates after I text them, I get mad because I KNOW they got it. If they just don't reply I just figure they haven't checked their phone.
If I like the person, I start to think I a lot. "Do they think I'm annoying?"
If I asked a question, I get anxious for the answer
If it's just hey, it doesn't bother me much
If we are fighting, I will do whatever I can to get them to reply. Blowing up the phone included