10 Ways to Deal With One-Word-Texts From Girls

Whether she’s your Tinder match, real life crush, platonic friend, or girlfriend…

…I’m going to give you 9 ways to deal with her one word texts.

So by the end of today’s article, you’ll know:

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What do one-word text messages mean?




Honestly, it can mean many things.

She could be too busy to tell you more. It could be that your last text was difficult to answer. And it could mean she’s done with your shit.

Yup. More often than not, a one-word text is a negative sign.

But it doesn’t have to be.

So don’t jump to conclusions. It’s not good for your back or your relationship with that girl.

The only time you need to be worried is if you get one word replies a lot.

Then the odds are that you’re doing something wrong.

Find out what you’re doing wrong in the next tips.

#1: Take a breath

One of the most important things to do after you get a one-word text is to relax.

Take a chill pill, dude.

Because if you grab your phone with a heart full of rage, you’ll probably say something you’ll regret.

Something you can’t undo.

So don’t let your emotions get the better of you.

Take a deep breath and put the phone away.

Then do something fun or productive.

Go for a walk, hit the gym, or hang out with a friend.

And remember: her one-word reply may not mean anything.

#2: You’re texting her at the wrong time

Sometimes one word replies make a lot of sense.

You just caught her at the wrong time.

She’s working. Hanging out with friends. Or she’s done talking with you after you blew up her phone with text messages.

So timing is of the essence.

In this next 2-minute video, I tell you exactly what the best time is to text a girl.

#3: The best mindset to deal with one-word texts

One-word texts usually rattle us for two reasons.

  • We like the other person so much that their lack of interest hurts
  • We have a negative mindset

Story time!

One of the students from my TextGod Mentoring Program was at a girl’s house on a date when he saw something bad.

A trash can with two empty pizza boxes.

“Oh no…” he thought “she probably had a date yesterday and had sex with him!”

Now he felt like a cheap manwhore and the whole vibe of the date was ruined.

Let’s hit rewind.

Did the two empty pizza boxes mean she had a date?

How else could we interpret that?

  • She’s had a couple pizzas by herself this week
  • She had pizza with a platonic friend
  • She’s into modern art and this is her latest art installation (probably not)

In short: there are plenty of innocent reasons why she has a trash can with two empty pizza boxes!

But because my student had a negative mindset, he assumed the worst and was a real Debbie Downer.

So be careful, my friend.

Don’t assume the worst. Instead, assume she likes you and all is good.

#4: How often does she send you one-word texts?

Don’t worry if you get a brief reply every now and then.

That’s normal.

And more importantly, it’s probably not a bad sign.

Does it happen more often?

Now it’s time to put on your thinking cap, because we may have found a pattern.

Check your convo. Do the one-word texts have anything in common?

Were they perhaps sent at the same time of day (work hours) or after you said something with a unique flavor (something she didn’t like)?

Look carefully.

Because if you’re the cause of her short replies, you have the power to stop them.

You just need to find out what you’re doing wrong.

Here are some questions to help you identify the problem:

  • Was your text easy to reply to?
  • Were you talking about the same subject for too long?
  • Was the vibe of your text very different from the texts that came before?
  • Did you ask a question out of necessity rather than curiosity?

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#5: Ask more open-ended questions

A HUGE reason why people struggle with online dating is this.

They ask bad questions.

Closed questions.

Do you like dogs?

Did you have a good weekend?

And, of course, this zinger of a question.

Do you like to travel?

What’s the trouble with asking these types of questions?

They lead to one-word answers.

Yes and no.

Sure, she could reply more.

But if you want a rich and fulfilling love life, you need to take responsibility and be proactive.

So start writing texts that lead to long and fun answers.

An easy way is to start asking open-ended questions.

Here are two articles to give you some inspiration:

#6: Be clear in your tone of voice

If you don’t take care of your tone of voice, you’re torpedoing your love life.

Even the most innocent texts can turn off Tinder matches or start fights with your significant other.


Because unless you clarify the vibe of your text, she’ll interpret the text based on her mood and what she knows of you.

If she barely knows you and she’s in a foul mood, you can guarantee an ambiguous text will go down badly.

So don’t just type up a joke and think she’ll laugh.

Read your text out loud to yourself and ask yourself: “Can I interpret the text in any other way?”

If so, delete that mothatrucka and send it to hell.

Or rewrite the text in a way that it only has one clear meaning. Sometimes the answer is as simple as adding an emoji.

So drop the linguistic puzzles and be clear.

#7: Don’t be too hard-to-get

Playing hard-to-get definitely has its place in seduction.

But it usually backfires harder than a sumo wrestler’s backside on enchilada night.


Because most people do it wrong.

They’re not hard-to-get. They’re cold.

  • They wait forever to text back
  • They never ask questions
  • And they never give compliments

What type of reaction do you think that type of behavior promotes?

MORE cold behavior in the shape of one-word answers.

So don’t be hard-to-get.

Be warm.

Which starts with smiling in your online dating photos. Click this link for 11 Tinder profile photo tips on how to triple your matches.

Anyway, being warm also means being friendly, genuine and curious in your text conversations.

  • If someone actually says or does something you like, tell them.
  • Don’t constantly hide behind jokes and witty remarks, be your relaxed self.
  • Lastly, be interested in their opinions and who they are.

But be careful you don’t simp for her.

That’s a big turn off.

Check my next article for what I mean:

#8: Stop selling yourself

If you’re a guy, you’re in trouble.

You see, when it comes to dating guys are born with a handicap.

A donger.

I’m joking, but only slightly.

Men are genetically wired to procreate and shoot babies into our better halves.

Although we can override that instinct, most dudes don’t even bother.

So the instant they see a pretty lady, they think: “I must have her!”

And all standards fly out the window.

The problem?

They’re already decided they want her and will do and say everything to get her.

Which often turns guys into a pushy car salesman.

Like so.

One simple text turned this guy into doggy listening to its master.

Which communicates to her:

“Man, I really like you. Here’s what I can do for you. Please say it’s enough and like me back.”

Not all girls will be turned off by this behavior.

But to many it’s a buzzkill.

Which they’ll show you by sending you one word texts.

#9: Why you’re getting one-word texts from your girlfriend or boyfriend

This is a serious topic which deserves a quick and serious answer.

First of all, remember that one-word texts aren’t an issue unless you’re getting them regularly.

Are one-word texts common for you?

Here’s what might be going on.

Warning, it’s not pretty:

You like her and the relationship a lot more than she currently likes you and the relationship.

Because you like her so much, you’re likely showering her with texts and affection.

And because she’s in need of some space, she’s being curt over text in the hope that you’ll take the hint.

Does that mean the relationship is over?


Just that you and your partner CURRENTLY have different needs.

So slow down.

If she’s suffering from a you-overdose, you want to give her a little less and give her the opportunity to miss you.

Once your loving strangle-hold loosens, she’ll likely start typing in full sentences again.

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#10: Stop typing like your uneducated

If this title didn’t trigger you, then you need to read this tip.

Did the title make you cringe? Great.

Now you know how she’s feeling.

Anyway, the title has a big grammar mistake that will shrivel up a girl’s eggs.

Not all girls will have such a strong reaction. But many of the good ones will.

You know, the girls with diplomas, big ambitions and next level tongue and throat skills. (The last point is made up, but I feel like it makes my point more convincing.)

So while you may scoff at grammar mistakes, others wince at them as if they were hearing the sound of nails on a chalkboard.

And it makes sense.

Proper grammar communicates that you’re smart and probably live the life of a smart dude.

Nice place. Decent job. And a big d- oggo for her to cuddle.

So get your grammar right.

It doesn’t cost much effort and the rewards are big.

What to text after a one-word text

One of the most effective ways to get a woman to open up to you over text is this.


If you get it right, clickbait is irresistible.

As long as you choose the right topic to get the clicks.

Your safest bet is talking about her.


Because it’s her most favorite subject in the world.

So to get a good answer, hit her with some questions like this:

You know what I find so interesting about you?


I never thought about it until now, but you know what’s kinda funny about you?


She won’t be able to stop herself from replying.

For more clickbait questions and good follow-up questions, check my clickbait video where I tell you exactly what to do using actual text conversations.

You can find my clickbait video here.


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