Texting is a lot like the Tango. With the right suave moves, you’ll end up with a woman’s legs wrapped around you. A single mistep? You’ll be flat on your face. Though now considered a perfectly acceptable way to woo a woman, men’s text transgressions can end a relationship before they make it to the first date.
Relationship expert Michael Masters, author of Text Appeal: For Guys, knows a wrong move equals a deleted contact. “Recovery is a nightmare,” he says. “Women don’t generally give you a second chance.” Here are the 10 worst mistakes to avoid when you’re texting a woman. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.