We jump the gun and write too much, overuse emoticons, and commit all sorts of faux pas.So before the next time you press Send, make note of the below dos and don'ts of texting."If he is calling, texting, or emailing after a date, then it's safe to say he is probably still interested.And avoid any sarcastic comments that are in any way digs at him—no amount of smiley faces will undo the awkwardness of offending him.5. I can't tell you how many times I've been confused by a text message and responded right away with a question mark.
Some might disagree with me on this one, but I think there's nothing wrong with letting a little enthusiasm show through in the beginning, and a few errant "Omg"s or other exclamatory remarks are A-OK — even desirable. If you're on the receiving end, you're stoked beyond belief, because probably you've been wanting to send this emoji for quite some time, but you've been holding off, because you were afraid of sending it first. If it's something nonchalant or equally sweet, you're like, "Phew."If you don't hear back for hours or the response is a little weird or chilly, you're like, "Nooooooo." But then you get over it, because there are so many little off-kilter moments like this in the first year of a relationship as it relates to text messaging. Or maybe you receive it when your partner goes on a trip and you're at home in your daily routine.After a year or so, it is no big deal to dash off a text, even if all it says is "sup." But in the beginning, a little goes a long way, and no one wants to appear too overly enthusiastic.My favorite story about first-year texts is that Aziz Ansari's girlfriend compiled all of their texts into a book, and gave it to him for their first anniversary.You want your guy to know if you're interested, so forget the "rules" about playing hard to get.If you hardly text him or purposely take hours to text him back, you're likely sending him the wrong signal (read: I'm not into you).