Here’s Why The “Good Morning” Text Needs To Die

You might think that when a guy sends you a “good morning” text, it’s sweet and charming. After all, it shows you’ve been on his mind and he’s thinking about you, so that can only be a good thing, right? Sadly, that’s not always the case. Here are 12 reasons why this texting habit has got a dark side.

  1. It’s incredibly lazy. If a guy sends a “good morning” text once in a while, it can be a nice way of showing that he’s thinking of you. But every day? Nah, the behavior starts to feel lazy, like he’s just using those two words to get in touch instead of making a real effort. You have to wonder if he’s a bad texter or just not interested in you.
  2. It lacks creativity. There are so many more things he can say instead of resorting to the usual “good morning” text. If he’s using it as a way to say he’s thinking of you, there are better ways to express what he feels.
  3. He’s going through the motions. Not only does it seem lazy for him to use the “good morning” text to say hello, but it can make you feel like he’s just doing what he thinks will impress you and make you like him. What, did he read this tip from a dating rulebook somewhere? Ugh.
  4. He doesn’t have anything to say. The problem with texting these days is that people text each other for any little thing, even if it’s the most boring stuff. “Good morning” isn’t exactly the world’s most exciting thing to send someone. It would be better for him to save his text for later when he has something valuable and memorable to share with you. That will mean so much more.
  5. Is he “checking in”? If he regularly sends you a “good morning” text, it can feel like he’s just trying to check in with you and that’s really not romantic. Dude, don’t bother sending anything at all!
  6. He’s leaving the conversation up to you. One of the worst things about receiving “good morning” texts is that the ball’s in your court to make conversation with the guy. You could just reply with “good morning”, but chances are if you like the guy you’re going to go ahead and ask him how he’s doing. See, now you’ve ended up having to make more effort than him.
  7. It’s sent at a weird time of day. Chances are, he’s sent the “good morning” text pretty early, hoping to catch you before you go to work. The problem with him using it as an invitation to chat is that there’s not much news first thing in the morning to share, which makes texting feel laborious and a bit like a chore. That’s the last thing it should be, especially when you’ve just met someone and are interested in getting to know them better.
  8. It’s basically the same as an irritating one-word text. You know how you hate receiving one-word texts like “cool”? Well, “good morning” is pretty much the same thing. Over time, it starts to feel boring and meaningless.
  9. There are better ways to make texting more meaningful. Whatever happened to sending personal messages that make you feel they were made just for you? The “good morning” text is a far cry from that. It’s so generic that it might as well be sent to loads of people on his contacts. And who knows? Maybe that’s what he’s doing.
  10. It’s an expected text. If you’re dating a guy and he likes to send you “good morning” texts every day, you might come to expect them. Talk about sucking the spontaneity and romance out of a relationship. It’s sort of like exchanging “I love you”s every single day at the same time. Ugh. You’re not crazy for wanting communication that’s more original and fun!
  11. It makes him boring. By sending boring texts all the time, soon the guy’s going to start appearing boring in your eyes. And how could he not? You can learn a lot about a guy by checking out his texting habits, and by sending “good morning” texts daily, he’s really just showing that he doesn’t feel enthusiastic about anything. Yawn fest. Over time, that sweet texting habit is going to make you want to throw your phone against the wall in frustration.
  12. It’s rude, tbh. You might be wondering how something sweet like “good morning” can be rude. But bear with me. This kind of text isn’t even a question. It’s just a statement, like “hello.” The guy’s only doing it to make you think he’s a good, charming guy, when what’s really charming is to show interest in you and ask you something specific. By throwing the “good morning” text your way, he’s making a statement that really has nothing to do with you. If it did, he’d be asking or telling you something that’s relevant to who you are. What are you supposed to do with a “good morning” text when it’s thrown at you all the time? Delete it, that’s what.



Giulia Simolo is a writer from Johannesburg, South Africa with a degree in English Language and Literature. She has been working as a journalist for more than a decade, writing for sites including AskMen, Native Interiors, and Live Eco. You can find out more about her on Facebook and LinkedIn, or follow her on Twitter @GiuliaSimolo.