But as a woman, if a man doesn’t think enough of me to pick up the phone and speak with me then I’m not interested…and I hope to empower all women to feel that way. So when you first meet someone set a boundary that you want to communicate verbally.
• Only send a text if it will positively benefit your relationship and it cannot be misconstrued, such as messages stating that you’re running late or communicating other logistical information. Without the inflection of voice to help interpret its meaning, you may take what is written the wrong way. Too many very smart people succumb to the self-defeating act of texting their lover in a moment of emotional insecurity, frequently when they are tipsy or drunk, forgoing any rational judgment.
How long should you wait before responding to a text or phone call? The idea that you have to play hard-to-get is junk-food.
If you begin a relationship by playing games of any kind, you will ultimately lose.
I realize today’s women are not exactly traditional, and many of them do make the first contact.
I also know men now often give women their card and say “call me” instead of asking for their number. Men, unless you want a masculine energy woman who will always take the lead, be the man by taking the traditional lead in communication. • Just because you can send a message immediately doesn’t mean you deserve an immediate response.
Remember, the receiver has feelings, too (even if he or she is not good at showing them). It’s really easy to type out what you want and just hit send.