It’s 8:45pm on a Friday night and you just got home from the gym. The night is pretty much a wash, because you didn’t make any definite plans with anyone. You look over towards your DVD case for a chill movie for the night and all you see are the usual suspects:
13 going on 30, Serendipity, Notting Hill, The Nanny Diaries, The Notebook
Sweet Home Alabama, Grease, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Wedding Planner
Center Stage, Grease, Never Been Kissed, Dirty Dancing, Father of the Bride
Runaway Bride, Clueless, Romeo & Juliet, Sleepless in Seattle, Titanic
You've Got Mail, Legally Blonde, Moulin Rouge, The Devil Wears Prada, Sex and the City
Ever After, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink
Well, you settle down with your 2 overstuffed crepes, one complete with fruit compote and crème fraiche and the other with Nutella and sliced bananas and you veg the crap out. Then after the rain scene from The Notebook when Noah throws Allie up against the wall and…well, you know the scene, you get this itching to text. Well it goes a little something like this:
Guy: (9:26) Nothing much just chillin (AKA Watching the NBA on ESPN)
You: (9:26) How was your week?
Guy: (9:30) Pretty good, yours?
You: (9:30) Well, I passed my MFHD test that I was totally stressing out on. (Why did I send that?!?!)
Guy: (9:39) Cool (He’s totally watching ESPN and not paying any attention to you)
You: (9:39) I also went shopping with Jen and got this super cute dress from Anthropologie and this lil’ two piece swimsuit from J.Crew. (Dirty move, but it was necessary)
Guy: (9:39) Swimsuit? (You’ve piqued his interest!)
You: (9:40) Yes. I’m getting my gear now, because swimsuit season is right around the corner!
Guy: (9:41) Yeah, I can’t wait to go the beach. (Wow a full sentence!)
You: (9:41) I know, right? I can’t wait to strip these heavy clothes off and head down south. (Hook, line, and sinker)
Guy: (9:42) What are you doing tonight? (Um, basketball is off the agenda & he’s thinking BOOTY CALL!)
You: (9:43) I’m just working on my fitness, trying to get my abs right. (As you stuff in the last crepe)
Guy: (9:45) I respect that, well what are your weekend plans? (Still trying, but not acting to eager…)
You: (9:50) Pretty busy tomorrow, but I will text you and maybe we can do something. (Just got the upper hand)
Guy: (10:21) Ok, that’s cool.
Later that night...
Later that night...
Guy: (12:11am) No I can’t sleep
You: (12:11am) What?!?!
Guy: (12:12am) Oh, that was meant for someone else. (Whatever dude…)
You: (12:13am) Oh really, a girl? ;) (Clever way of garnering info)
Guy: (12:15am) No, but you could be that girl. (Definitely a flirt)
You: (12:16am) lol! Well, I’m already in bed (you were totally waiting for that reply the whole night)
Guy: (12:18am) Well, I’m not that forward. (Unless you’re gonna do it…)
You: (12:20am) Have a good night! TTYL!!
Guy: (So close, couldn’t seal the deal)
You: (He’s so into me…he is totes going to ask me out!)
The Next Evening
The Next Evening
Girl: (Waited all day for guy to take initiative)
Guy: (Waiting all day for girl to respond)
Girl: (9:07pm) Oh hey there :)
Guy: (Wait for it…)
Girl: (9:13pm) Are you there???
Guy: (9:17pm) Sorry, I was busy (Trying to get the upper hand)
Girl: (9:20pm) (Feeling mixed signals) Oh ok, well I won’t bother you then.
Guy: (9:20pm) I’m free now, just finishing up my talk for church
Girl: (9:23pm) (Feeling too guilty for a Booty Call) Oh ok. Well, sit by me at Church tomorrow?
Guy: (9:30pm) Yeah sure (wtf just happened?)
Girl: Yeah we’re kinda seeing each other I guess.
Random Girl: You’re so lucky to get the guy you want!
Girl: (sigh.) Yeah.
Guy: Yeah we’ve been talking the last few days
Random Guy: Yo, that’s tight man! Get that!
My goodness girls! Don’t you see how your texting ways get you in trouble? You’ll never get the success you’re looking for if you substitute real conversation with technology. If you like the boy, don’t set yourself up for a booty call text, talk to him during daylight hours and by all means never text late at night! You can follow-up conversation with a text, but never to initiate one. Too many overly flirtatious or steamy comments make you come across as desperate, needy and intrusive. Remember that less is more. TTYL