1. Using Abbreviations
Digital dating experts Debra Goldstein and Olivia Baniuszewicz, co-authors of Flirtexting, say abbreviations show a clear lack of effort. “Texting is a casual platform, but you still have to be somewhat buttoned up.” So spelling at the level of a 7th grader neither charms nor entertains—unless you send, “Sup, u out?” This gem evokes laughter from all women—just at you, not with you. Eli Manning’s SNL skit sums it up.
2. Mass Texting
Ladies can smell a mass text from a mile away – especially when Sarah and Lauren are actually roommates. You might not kiss and tell, but your texts are read aloud to, picked apart by, and compared with her nearest friend. So make sure you get her name right.