You have a crush that you’re really into.
Perhaps you met her online or through your social group.
And one thing about her particularly bothers you.
You don’t get why she gives you short and/or slow replies!
Until today, because you’re about to get:
- 9 Reasons she gives you short/and or slow replies
- The most important texting mistake that’s ruining your conversations
- 13 Unwritten rules of texting that will level up your skills in an INSTANT
- 10 Stealable texts that’ll get you laughs and dates
- And much more…
#1: Almost no guy gets this right
I have a quick text related test for you that almost no guy gets right.
Why should you care?
Because your answer shows just how good you are at seducing women over text.
Get the answer right and you’re ahead of most men
Get it wrong and you’re no better than Peasant Paul and Mediocre Mike.
The test involves an incredibly boring texting conversation, in this case on Tinder.
And after you read it, I want you to answer the all-important multiple choice that shows your skill with women.
Who made the conversation boring?
Read the conversation again if you must.
Here comes the screenshot:
We can all agree this convo was a bummer.
But whose fault was it?
If you answered anything other than “Him”, you’re…
Which is GREAT.
Because you’re about to level up after reading today’s article.
Let’s get to the matter at hand: Why is she not to blame for this trainwreck of a conversation? (Although she could have definitely tried harder.)
Because our Tinder bro asked the next questions IN A ROW:
Now ask yourself, would you enjoy answering these questions?
Do these questions make you FEEL anything?
HELL to the NO!
So you can’t blame her for writing short texts.
She was probably ready to call the cops on him for being the world’s worst flirt.
#2: You need more attention than an infant
No matter what you do on Tinder, you don’t ever want to be this guy.
Before I show you the screenshot, a little insight into the female psyche.
Women are extraordinarily gifted at reading between the lines.
So she’s not only reading what you’re saying, but why you’re saying it.
Which is precisely why the woman from the next screenshot reacts with very short responses, she caught onto his bad vibes.
Let’s take a look:
Reading this conversation almost gives me third degree cringe.
Let’s analyze it together, starting with the first text:
He’s not fooling anybody with that line.
Everyone and your grandma knows why people use Tinder.
So can you figure out why he asked that question?
He’s hoping she’ll answer “sex”, so he doesn’t have to work as hard to seduce her.
Hint: Almost no girl will reveal her true sexual desires. Why? Because women enjoy the game of cat and mouse. But before she even decides to play that game, you need to convince her you’re worth playing with.
Let’s move onto the second series of texts:
First of all, all the needless “hahahs” show he’s insecure. He probably recognized that his texts were pretty dull, so he’s randomly adding “hahahs” to inject fun into the conversation.
And failing miserably. Just because she reads “hahah” doesn’t magically make your texts funny.
And if there was any question on the level of his insecurity, his final text proves that he’s a Dorito-eating basement dweller who never gets attention from women.
Because he’s fishing for validation. To be precise, he’s hoping she’ll say she swiped him for his rugged good looks.
She caught on to all these red flags too.
Which is why her texts were so brief.
So how do you prevent bad vibes from coming into your conversations?
Never text in a bad or insecure mood.
Because the negativity will somehow shine through.
#3: You’re going too fast
The next reason for her short replies is super common and super unattractive.
You probably even know this ugly behavior, because it inspired its own subculture.
Yes, I’m talking about the ultimate nice guy.
“Louis, this is insulting. Are you implying I’m as bad as a neckbeard?”
No, my dearest reader. I have much higher hopes for you.
But if I’m going to be 169% honest, most men speak almost fluent Neckbeardian.
What do I mean by that?
Let’s show you with a screenshot:
(The guy is grey, the girl is purple.)
This guy called her a babe and then a bitch within 4 texts.
What does that tell us about ‘Fedora’? (I love how she gave him that nickname.)
That despite his affectionate nickname for his match, he didn’t care about his match at all.
So why did he call her ‘babe’?
In hopes to get some affection back from her!
In short, he was trying to manipulate his way into being liked.
And that’s precisely what I want to warn you against, because that’s a common male seduction tactic.
“Maybe if I call her beautiful, she’ll like me.”
“Maybe if I buy her a fancy dinner and flowers, she’ll make out with me.”
It’s super shady.
Scratch that, it’s manipulation.
And that’s plain ol’ bad.
Plus, women see your affection for what it is and get turned off.
No wonder she replies slowly over text.
#4: You’re predictable
A hugely popular Reddit joke is ruining your online success with women.
Even if you never use it.
Because it’s not so much the joke that turns off women, but the mentality behind it.
Let’s check out what harmful “kneeslapper” I’m talking about:
The guy from the grey text bubbles was setting up the classic and awful joke, “My back is hurting… from carrying this conversation.”
The lady in blue saw it coming from a mile away and called out his punchline.
At which point, our bro tried to recover by saying he has arthritis.
The joke isn’t where this conversation went wrong.
The convo died long before then.
Judging from the woman’s brief texts, the two had a mind-numbingly boring conversation.
A conversation where the guy probably asked a ton of Yes/No questions. And gave very little direction to the conversation.
Which brings me to my point:
Just because you’re texting, doesn’t mean you’re doing a good job of seducing her.
If you want to make her interested in you, small talk isn’t enough.
You want to send a bouquet of emotion tickling texts.
Because if you don’t, she’ll reply slowly, answer in short texts, or not respond at all.
BONUS: The 10 texts that always work
Why hurt your brain coming up with hilarious and seductive lines if you can steal them?
Consider the next stressful moments:
- She sent you a text you just don’t know the answer to
- She keeps asking you boring questions that will ruin the vibe
- You see that she’s interested, but you don’t know how to ask her out
- She didn’t reply and you don’t want to scare her off
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could look up exactly what to say?
No need for wishful thinking, that texting guide already exists!
And get 10 copy pastable lines that I and the rest of team TextGod uses.
#5: You’re creeping
Here’s what NOT to do if you got the number of your crush.
Suppose you have a crush on a girl from school.
You see her every class sitting in the same seat. Maybe you’ve even seen her at a couple of parties.
But instead of saying hi, you fantasize about her.
After the hundredth fantasy, you decide it’s time to actually hang out in person.
So you ask around for her name. One guy tells you all about her and gives you her number.
Although she has no clue who you are, you write her a detailed text and hit send:
What’s wrong with this series of text?
Where do I start…
- She has no idea who you are. Which means you went out of your way to find out about her and basically stalked her from the shadows. CREEPY!
- You introduce yourself and ask her out in the SAME text. Which screams low standards and needy behavior
The text has more unattractive behaviors, but I’ll let those slide.
Let’s return to you.
Perhaps you’d never text a complete stranger.
But maybe you would text your crush from school or work, whose number you have from a work assignment.
Which is almost as bad.
She gave out her number to discuss work. Not because she was interested in you romantically.
So by texting her casually, you’re invading her privacy.
“But Louis, how can I date her if I’m not allowed to text her?”
I never said you can’t date her, bro.
Try and always keep work and romance separated.
If things turn awkward, you may hurt your career and/or lose your job.
Not worth it.
If you do want to text your crush out of the blue, without scaring her off…
Keep the conversation fun and light. Just like you would on Tinder.
If she shows signs that she likes you, continue. If not, break it off and find another crush.
#6: You’re coming from a place of scarcity
A big reason why girls reply slowly or send short texts is because…
You’re coming from a place of scarcity.
What the heck does that mean?
Basically, that you’re poor in leads with women and/or in confidence.
- If you don’t talk to many women, you’ll treat your crush like a princess that farts rainbows
- And if you have little confidence, you’ll chase women as if they’re the $24 million jackpot of the Powerball
Both these behaviors obviously turn off your crush, because…
- She wants to be treated like a normal human being with imperfections
- She wants to be with a man who she can look up to
“Louis, I get what you’re saying. But how does she even get the idea that I’m poor in women and self-esteem?”
What’s the answer?
The way you text!
Let’s look at the next screenshot of a man who clearly lives in scarcity (the grey texts):
Can you feel how low value this dude is?
- He doesn’t trust that he has the right number, so he asks for confirmation
- He explains in detail who he is and also turns into an excited puppy when she replies :))
- He asks her out and laughs away the nerves haha. Plus, he gives her two shallow compliments (using poor grammar)
- He gets left on read and doesn’t take the hint
Let’s imagine how a man of high value would act in this scenario:
See the difference?
The guy from our screenshot was asked who he was, and he eagerly answered. And one text later he asked her out.
The man from our imagination got the same question, but he playfully turned it into a tease and subtracted 5 imaginary points. Then he didn’t ask her out, because he wasn’t sure if she was worth his time yet.
If you’re too easily impressed by her, you’re probably acting in scarcity and turning her off.
#7: You broke 1 of the 13 rules of texting
Almost all guys who text women are guilty of this…
Sending texts while adding NOTHING to the conversation.
How is a woman supposed to reply to any of such texts?
They give her no direction.
Which means that she has to rack her brain to come up with a new subject.
And that your odds of a reply SHRINK.
Do you want her to reply?
Then send her texts that cost zero effort to answer.
How do you know if your texts are easy to answer?
By trying to answer them yourself.
For texting rules 2 through 13, check out my awesome video:
#8: It’s not an offline problem, not an online problem
If you’ve met her in person, it may not be your texts that are the problem but your…
Maybe you simply weren’t vibing.
And yes, that can happen even if you feel like you had great chemistry.
So what could you have possibly done to get short or slow replies?
- You’re simply not her type
- She’s not in the mood for a relationship or dating
- You were too eager and placed her on a pedestal
- You were extremely nervous. Perhaps you fired off question after question to fill up the silence
- You didn’t have the guts to go for the kiss when the moment was there, and now the magic is gone
- You made inappropriate remarks that offended her
- You only talked about yourself, so you didn’t give her a chance to feel a connection
#9: You’re too sensitive
The reason she’s sending short or slow replies is because you’re making mountains out of molehills.
When you reread your conversation, you see short and slow replies.
But maybe her texts are perfectly fine considering her circumstances.
What was her situation when she sent you those short and slow texts?
- Was she having a rough day?
- Was she at a party or festival?
- Was she on a holiday in an exotic country?
If so, you’re making mountains out of molehills.
Because she’s texting in a totally NORMAL way. After all, who wants to stare at their mobile phone if they’re at a party or hiking through the Amazonian jungle?
So do me a favor and answer the next question:
“Is your crush texting in a way that’s different from usual? And if so, for how long?”
If her texts are clearly different than normal, she MAY be turning you the cold shoulder.
But if that new, cold behavior has only been going on for 1 or 2 days, you have no reason to worry.
She’s probably busy.
And you’re worrying over nothing.
So what do you do if your crush gives you less attention?
You focus on yourself.
- Hit the gym
- Cross off century-old tasks from your to-do list
- Hang out with friends
- Clean up your room
Anything to get your mind off your crush.
Because most likely, you’re being overly needy.
Another thing you can do to distract yourself, is level up your text game.
So that when your crush gives you her full attention, you can blow her away with your hilarious wit and set a date.
And if that’s not enough to satisfy your textgame needs, you know where to find me.
Until next time, bro.
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