These days, whole relationships exist online; we spend more time texting than talking, which means we’ve probably all sent one aubergine too many or misinterpreted the wink face at some point in our lives. Flirty texts can be a soupy mess, so here’s how to avoid getting lost in translation –– the texting spoon to your fork, if you will.
HOW TO FLIRT OVER TEXT: TOP 5 POINTS TO REMEMBER
- The normal rules of conversation don’t apply. It’s fine to ask someone how they are but on a text message it’s pretty boring and likely to be ignored –– even IRL it’s a fun sponge of a question. Flirty text messages are the best places to be a bit cheeky and creative –– be bold with something that they can’t ignore. Instead of ‘hey how r u?’, reference the last get together: ‘pretty sure I didn’t get to speak to you as much as I wanted’ or, ‘was it just me, or did you say yes to meeting up this week?’.
- Keep it minimalist. Minimalism is the ultimate texting Feng Shui; keep your flirty text messages exactly that –– just the right amount of text to keep things interesting. Too much prose is likely to come across as overly keen. It’s all about balance –– if how to flirt on text were a sport, it would be table tennis –– pacey, and fun (but keep your eye on the ball). As tempting as they are to fall back on, limit the emojis. The odd witty usage is permitted, but timing is everything.