Listen Up, Guys: Here’s How To Drive A Woman Crazy Via Text (And Not In A Good Way)

Women too often get a bad reputation for playing games over text messages, but men can do just as much to drive a woman crazy with a few simple messages (or lack thereof). Changing up your texting habits is an easy way to send someone mixed signals and ensure that you’re on their mind, even if it’s not for the right reasons. If you’re looking to drive the special woman in your life crazy over text in the worst way, then take the following tips to heart. On the flip side, if you’re looking to avoid any drama over text, then make sure you’re not doing the following, or else you may be rubbing her the wrong way.

  1. Take Forever To Reply To Her Messages. Perhaps the easiest way to drive a woman mad through text is to leave her on read. Don’t immediately text her back. In fact, the longer you wait to follow-up, the more anticipation will be building on her end to receive a reply. Just be warned – if you take too long to reply and do this consistently, she may lose interest quickly.
  2. Make Loose Plans, But Never Follow Up. If you want to convey that you’re not necessarily looking for commitment, then don’t commit to solid plans. It’s infuriating when a guy agrees to something loosely but does nothing to follow up. Suggest hanging out sometime soon, but don’t make concrete plans about where or when you’ll see each other. You can guarantee you’ll be on her mind as she wonders whether the two of you will ever meet up.
  3. Lie About Being On Your Way. If you have plans with someone but are running late, one of the most annoying things you can do is say you’ll be there in five minutes when it’ll actually be thirty. This will surely drive her mad; she’ll be waiting in anticipation to see your face but will never been one hundred percent sure if you’ll be on time. Be careful, though, because no one likes tardiness. So, if you’re looking to make a good impression on this girl, proceed with caution.
  4. Give Her One-Word Responses (Or Emojis). If you want to truly infuriate a woman, then don’t put any responses into your replies. If she sends you a large text message, especially one filled with questions or conversation starters, simply send her a one-word response. Even worse, reply with a simple emoji. She won’t necessarily know what you’re trying to convey with a single emoji, so you can be sure it will be weighing on her mind.
  5. Text Her Non-Stop & Then Suddenly Stop. Consistency is key to successful communication, so if you’re looking to drive someone crazy over text, then being inconsistent is the way to go. If you’re used to texting her non-stop over a period of time, then stop all of a sudden. You’ll drive her mad as she questions what happened to make you lose interest so quickly. She’ll likely be wondering if she herself is to blame.
  6. Do Nothing To Carry On The Conversation. Women love to know that someone is interested in then, so if you want to rock the boat via text, then you should pull back. If she’s asking you questions or throwing out topics in order to prolong the conversation, don’t be reciprocal. You can respond to her queries, but don’t ask her anything back. Let her come to you. It’ll be a good test to see how interested she is in getting your attention.
  7. Never Be The First One To Reach Out. Conversations go both ways, so she’s likely expecting you to reach out every now and then. Needless to say, if you’re always waiting for her to initiative a conversation, it’ll definitely get under her skin. Refrain from sending good morning or good night texts and certainly don’t ask her how she’s doing. Wait for her to come to you. But be prepared that she may pull back if you’re too uninvolved in the conversation.
  8. Don’t React To Her Sexy Photos. Both women and men love to be flattered with compliments, especially if they’re putting in the effort to sending their love interest cute selfies, or even more, sexy photos of themselves. If you really want to rub her the wrong way, then simply don’t respond to her photos. You can reply to other aspects of the conversations, but don’t directly compliment or comment on her photos. Be warned, however, that this may be perceived as mean and can end any chances the two of you have of moving forward.
  9. Be Vague About What You’re Doing (& Who You’re Seeing). Play up the mystery by not divulging exactly what you’re doing in the moment. Say you’re hanging out with friends but decline to specify who you’re with or what you’re doing. It will drive her crazy guessing what you could be up to, especially if she suspects you may have another romantic interest on your radar. This may motivate her to text you more frequently or she could get the hint that you’re just not interested in anything with commitment.
  10. Text Her At All Hours Of The Day. Many of the suggestions on this list have recommended pulling back from the text conversation. But there’s also another strategy – and that’s texting incessantly. More specifically, drop her messages at all hours of the day, including in the early mornings when she’s sleeping. She’ll likely become overwhelmed with all the attention from you, which may either pique her curiosity in the relationship or push her away.
Alexandra is a freelance writer in Montreal, Quebec. She enjoys shopping as a sport, Buffy the Vampire Slayer re-runs, and being a plant mom.