Texting is probably the most common form of communication nowadays. Gone are the good old days when you’d actually have to pick up the phone and talk to someone. Also gone, are the days when you’d have to press one key about four times just to get a single alphabet out. So, texting is pretty convenient and all, but it’s also something that can get really really annoying at times. So, to help you not be an annoying person, here are 9 unwritten rules of texting.
Alright, so something that most of us are guilty of is spamming a person till they respond. We all know what it feels like to be on the receiving end of it. Maybe they’re busy, or just not in the mood. Don’t spam the person, just be patient!
No one likes being left hanging. Even if you’re busy or not in the mood, just let the other person know that you’re unavailable. It’s really not that hard.
It goes without saying that we all get busy from time to time. Sometimes it’s hard to get to the phone, so you need to be a little respectful about others timings. If you happen to drop someone a message and don’t get a reply, don’t go overboard.
While autocorrect fails can be pretty hilarious, it can sometimes lead to some rather awkward situations. Be mindful of the message you’re sending, especially if it’s a more formal message to your boss or a client.
Unless you and the person are texting, are total BFF’s, try and avoid using sarcasm. Since it’s a text, the tone of your sarcasm can get lost along the way. This, in turn, leads to unnecessary drama and arguments, since it can come across as rude.
We know that feeling of sending a text to the wrong person. It’s awkward AF and can be pretty devastating at times. Luckily now you can delete them, but there’s a limit to that too.
Alright, basic texting etiquette, don’t text someone anything you wouldn’t tell them to their face. If you can’t talk about it, don’t text it! Also, don’t be a douche and break up via text. That applies to guys and girls.
In case you didn’t know, there are a lot of hidden meanings behind your opening text and responses. For example, when you say Hi or Hey to someone, keep it short and simple. If it’s Hiiiiiiiiiiii or Heeeeeeeeey it implies something completely different. Also, it’s basically the easiest way to get left on read.
There are three extremely important situations in which you really shouldn’t be texting. For example, when you’re out with friends or on a date. Also, when you’re walking and most importantly when you’re driving. Never text and drive. It’s really not that important.
Do you know of any unwritten rules? Let us know in the comments below.
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