3. Last Minute Invitations
Asking a girl out over text is acceptable, if not preferred. But leave a grace period between when you hit send on your witty-and-clever invitation and the actual night of. Goldstein and Baniuszewicz suggest three days.
4. Lacking Confidence
Women like when you take charge, because indecision—like “wherever you want to go” or “I can eat whatever”—comes off more annoying than it does polite. As Baniuszewicz says, “Tell me where we’re going and when you want me to be there—done.” Bottom line: be a man with a plan.
5. Being Dry Toast
There’s no excuse for not sounding charming and hilarious over text. Limiting your conversations to lots of “haha!” and “cool” will lead her to believe that either you’re too lazy or just not funny—and that’s when your chances of scoring plummet. So throw out a line from Wedding Crashers or send a picture of Beauty and the Beast (“Us?”)—seriously, anything. Leave the simple texts for your mom.