If It Takes You More Than 24 Hours To Text Me Back, You’re Permanently Cut

I can’t stand it when guys play games with me, especially when in comes to texting. If I’m dating someone, I don’t think it’s too much to ask to be in regular contact. If I sent him a text yesterday and he’s just replying to it today as if nothing happened, he will NOT be getting a text back… ever.

He’s just playing games.

Seriously, dude, I’m not stupid. I know perfectly well that he’s trying to play with my emotions by not texting me back right away. I expect a teenage boy to do this, but not an adult man. I really wish that guys would stop wasting my time with these silly mind games and be direct with me.

It makes him seem so insecure.

When he doesn’t text me back right away, it makes me think that he either doesn’t know what to write or is trying to make himself seem more interesting and desirable by pretending to have a busy life. A confident guy would never do something like that because he already knows he has my interest. Grow up.

He thinks I have no idea what’s going on here.

 Who is this guy trying to kid? Does he really think I’m going to look down at that text and go, “Wow, finally he texted me back—I feel so honored that he made time for me in his busy day!” No. I’m thinking, “That’s weird. What a weirdo.” It’s not mysterious—it’s actually super lame.

I’m not about to spend my time waiting for a lazy texter.

When he doesn’t text me back right away, I end up wasting my day thinking about his lack of response and why he hasn’t texted me back yet—not to mention all the time wasted checking my phone and asking my friends what it means when a guy you like hasn’t responded in an entire day. I really don’t want to spend my time doing all that.

I’m over the “I’m busy” excuse.

It takes a millisecond to text “k.” There’s no way he is too busy to respond to a simple text message. What about those few moments when he’s setting his alarm before bed? He definitely could have responded then. Even when I’m super busy, I still have a few minutes at the end of the day to catch up on notifications.

A grown man should be able to multi-task.

I don’t know why some guys act like they can’t text and do anything else at the same time. I swear I’ve seen my dad read the paper while eating cereal so I don’t think that this can be blamed on men not being able to multitask. If he comes back with, “Sorry, I was caught up in something (for literally 24 hours),” I’m not going to buy it.

He’s testing me and I refuse to be an experiment.

 He wants to make sure I’m interested in him, so what better way than to see if I’ll reply after not texting me for a whole day. Well, the joke’s on him because I’ve already cut this guy from my dating arsenal after not hearing from him for 24 hours. I guess I failed his test?

Contrary to what he was hoping,

I don’t want him more because of it. I know he’s trying to play hard to get, but all I’m seeing is a guy who has to resort to childish tactics and techniques to get a girl to like him. Not attractive.

It’s too stressful to wait for a reply.

Does he know what he’s doing to me when he makes me wait for a text overnight? I can’t calm down, my mind goes a mile a minute, and I constantly check my phone only to find… nothing. The stress is too much to handle, especially for a person like me who gets riled up easily.

He wouldn’t have done that to a friend.

He’s only doing this to me because I’m a potential date. He would never do this to one of his friends and if he did, he would apologize for not replying within the day. Sure, he doesn’t know me very well yet, but I’m still a human being.

  • There’s something called texting etiquette—he should follow it. Considering how little time it takes to text someone back, it should never take more than a day to text someone. If it does, there should be an apology or at least a sort of recognition about how long it took to reply. Just like there are rules for dining, there are rules for texting. Look it up! It exists! I’m not kidding.

    He’s trying to control the situation and that’s annoying.

    By taking a century to text me back, he’s basically acting like a typical jerk and that’s not cute. I get it—he’s setting boundaries, he doesn’t want me to be bugging him all day and he wants to have the upper hand in the interaction. It’s just that 24 hours is so excessive. I mean, come on!

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