Dating text message etiquette
(I've never gotten past texting; I actually have no idea what real dating is like.) Trust me on this.If you get a well-typed, thoughtful paragraph about her bad day or his dinner suggestions, the most impactful response is a nice "k." Or "cool." Or how about "ha." That one always works.
You can try the Drunk Text Savior App or delete certain numbers from your phone when you know you're going to be partying.
Texting has changed relationships—and not for the better.
I’m not a fan of rules but I do feel there needs to be one big bold rule about text messaging: NEVER send a text message to communicate emotions or feelings!
Remind yourself that whatever you drunk text is likely going to annoy, or even worse, anger the recipient, and you will end up looking a fool. Get a second opinion from a trusted friend, or if the text really bothers you, reply with something neutral and then bring it up to your date in person. This is especially important for women who are dating (and texting with) men.
We all get drunk from time to time, but as a general rule of thumb, when you're partying, give your texting finger a vacation. Men are pretty simple creatures when it comes to their phones. Passive-aggressive behavior via text is just as unacceptable a form of communication as it is in real life. With words, sexting can be very exciting (hey, I'm a writer).
And online dating is all about perception at the beginning.