It's important to note that playing games is a form of manipulation, and before you engage in it, you should ask yourself what exactly you're expecting to achieve by doing this.
Ultimately, in the larger scheme of things, how long you wait or don't wait to respond to a text message is most likely not going to make a person with genuine interest in you like or dislike you more.
If those exciting, dizzying first months wind up being the beginning of a long-term relationship, you'll likely look back at those yards and yards of texts with a mixture of bemusement and affection — how painstaking it was to decide whether to write "hi" or "hey".
One discovered, after consulting with me after several months of an increasingly confusing relationship, that her guy was involved with several other women, simultaneously.And I don't believe in waiting three days from first meeting or first date.I will say, though, that it's worth adding a little more to this fairly generic text if you're feeling confident. One doesn't want to upset the balance by texting too much, too often or too many weird things. It's inevitable that, sooner or later, you'll forget a book or earring or other personal item at your gal or guy's place, but then you don't want them to think that you left it there on purpose, so as to garner an invite to come hang out sometime soon.When you first start dating someone new, figuring out texting etiquette can be a bit tricky.We've all experienced that anxious feeling after waiting for what seems like an eternity for them to text you back, and then, when they finally do, we've all asked ourselves, "How long should I wait to text him?Some are married or in a relationship, but they are online because they want a backup plan, just in case.Some are men who want female attention but who don’t want to get involved with anyone.Ah, the tender first 12 months of a new relationship.Dinners looked forward to all week, carefully curated selfies and date outfits — and carefully, lovingly, arduously composed texts you exchange with your partner in the first year of dating.Regardless of whether you're Ansari's girlfriend or not, here are the 10 texts that pretty much everyone exchanges in that first sparkly year of dating.This is the text you send (or receive) after a promising first date, or after meeting someone for the first time.