The easiest way to stay in touch with someone? Through your phone. Texts trump calls, however they’re tricky. There is a lot of room for misunderstanding. Things could be taken out of context or simply leave an unintended impression. It’s easier with people you’ve known for long enough. But when it comes to someone like your crush, whom you don’t know so well and vice versa, you can never be too sure of what gets through to them. You never know what could set them running off or what could keep them interested.

Here is a list of do’s and don’ts for texting your crush;

  1. Strictly no essays!

You’ve just met them; don’t scare them off with your essays! Say less, keep them intrigued. But don’t cut the texts too short, they might start doubting your interest in them. Keep the long conversations for when you meet them. As much as you’d like to pour out your heart to them, save it for the dates.

  1. Don’t over share

You definitely do not have to text them 24/7. It’s not only annoying, you seem needy. No one likes needy. Not even long into a relationship and especially not at the beginning. A little something every now and then throughout the day is alright, but not all the time. They need their space, and they have a life besides you. Let them live it and you should live yours.