If He’s Sending You These Texts Before You’ve Even Met, He’s A Colossal Waste Of Time

Gone are the days when two people would lock eyes across a crowded room, walk over to one another, and actually have a real-life conversation before exchanging numbers. But now, thanks to the marvels of online dating, two people can easily start a textationship long before they even meet. Still, not all guys are worth getting dressed up for. If your texting Casanova sends you any of the following texts, he really isn’t worth your time:

  1. Send me a pic, please? You barely know this guy and somehow he thinks you’re going to start sending him naked snaps of yourself. Um, hell to the no. This text message screams that the guy doesn’t give a damn about getting to know you; he just wants to get to know your body. Don’t even respond to this — he’s got adult movies at his disposal if that’s what he needs.
  2. I’m soooo bored! Yikes. When a guy sends you this on a regular basis, alarm bells should start ringing in your head. Every lady wants a man who is interested in her, but that’s not all he should be interested in. If this dude is always bored, that’s a seriously bad sign. Avoid a clingy AF boyfriend and don’t bother with the first date.
  3. Hey babe, are you up? Hello, unwarranted booty call. When a guy sends you a text in the middle of the night, there’s only one reason: he’s ready to get down and dirty. You haven’t even met this dude yet and he already thinks he can get into your pants. You need to show yourself some respect and shut him down right now.
  4. Sorry! Was just in the gym, working on my rock hard abs 😉 Oh, gross. If you’ve ever dated a narcissist, you’ll know that it drains you mentally and emotionally. There’s no way you can be truly loved by someone who is only capable of loving themselves. If you haven’t even met yet and the guy is already bragging about his great abs, he’s not the guy for you. He’s probably not the guy for anybody, actually.
  5. K. The great conversationalists died a sorry death many years ago — that much is clear from modern-day texting. Still, if this loser can’t muster more than one syllable, he really isn’t worth a second of your time. Even the busiest of people have time to compose more than a one-letter text. Either this guy isn’t into you, or he’s an actual moron.
  6. Um, did you get my last text? Oh, are you not allowed a life now? If this guy double-texts you when you don’t reply in ten minutes flat, there’s something up. Why on earth is he being so needy? If he’s like this now, how would he be if you were actually together? You’re just asking for a whole lot of crazy by dating this guy.
  7. It’s so weird you said that! My last girlfriend… No lady ever really wants to hear about her new guy’s ex. If you have to have this conversation at all, it should come when you’ve got to know one another and you’re comfortable. It certainly shouldn’t happen by text before you’ve even met. This is a telltale sign that he’s not over his ex yet.
  8. What are you wearing? Did he confuse your number with a sex line? If it’s late at night and he’s feeling horny, this dude might try to initiate some sexting. Don’t let it happen. You’re not just there for his entertainment when he’s bored or hoping for an easy way to get off.
  9. TTYL BBZ! Is this guy even of legal age? No fully grown man should be texting like he’s a teenager. If he can’t construct anything even resembling a full sentence, he’s an actual child. Perhaps not in body or soul, but certainly in mind. Yes, you absolutely can judge someone on how they text. Don’t expect any level of maturity from a guy who sends messages like this.
  10. The penis picture And finally, here’s the motherlode of all BS texts. If you get a penis picture before you’ve seen the guy IRL, he’s a player and you know it. No decent human being who’s actually interested in you would think that a picture of his penis is the way to your heart.
Charlotte is a freelance writer who's addicted to binge-watching TV, drinking far too much coffee, and writing articles.