Your cell makes that sound that has you knowing it needs your attention and when you check, it’s definitely a message from that cutie you met at the bar last night.
You start to respond, but then hesitate as you ask yourself “should I reply now or wait a bit?”
It’s a problem that we’ve all had – wondering just when is the right time to reply to a text.
Here we’ll lay out some of the basics and also fine-tune your skills on some acronyms you’ll want to know so that you’ll be able to do more than LOL (that’s Laughing Out Loud), at the fun banter.
Let’s start this article with a few common questions about texting other people.
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What’s the average text response time?
We know, we know, you don’t want to premature…text back, but you also don’t want to leave someone hanging for so long that they think you’re not interested and move on.
There’s a fine line between being too eager and too chill when it comes to responding to messages.
It’s a common fact that we read our text messages right away (usually within 3 minutes of receiving them), so if you’re interested in someone, don’t leave them hanging, go ahead and send that text. After all, the quicker you get the conversation going, the quicker it can progress!
What does it mean when someone takes too long to reply?
We’ve all sent a text and then agonized over when the other person would text us back. It’s the modern-day equivalent of waiting by the phone for it to ring.
Don’t give up hope right away though. A slow texter doesn’t necessarily mean a disinterested one.
There are many different reasons why it might take a long time for your object of interest to reply.
So the next time you’re figuratively “waiting by the phone,” just tell yourself that they’re a procrastinator and give it some time.
What is a normal amount of texting?
Once you’ve gotten that reply (and can finally breathe again), now you have a new set of worries on your mind. You’re wondering if you’re texting that person too much.
Don’t worry, this issue won’t be a problem anymore once you’ve officially established a relationship. But in the beginning, try to play it safe and stick to about 3-5 texts per day.
So, now that you feel confident enough to begin that light-hearted back and forth, let’s brush you up on some commonly used terms.
After all, if you’re not in the know, you’re going to end up texting AYOR (that’s “at your own risk”) and no one wants to do that!
Here are 20 popular texting terms to get you started.
What does wtta mean in text?
If you text someone “wtta” it means that you want to talk, but aren’t sure what to say.
This acronym stands for “what to talk about.”
What does wtw mean in texting?
“Wtw” means “what’s the word?”
Send this one out when you want to get a feel for what activities are planned for later or what everyone is doing tonight.
What does amos mean in text?
If you’re getting a good vibe from someone, you might want to ask them to “amos” or “add me on Snapchat.”
Make sure you include your Snapchat name.
What does cp mean in text?
Use “cp” if you want to compliment someone on a picture that they just sent you.
It means “cute pic,” or “cutie pie.”
What does hn mean in text?
If your answer to something is most definitely a “no,” then you might want to reply with “hn,” which stands for a big strong “hell no!”
What does hru mean in texting?
A simple way to start a message with someone is to ask them “hru?”
This abbreviation is a shortened form of asking “How are you?”
What does idek mean in texting?
The acronym “idek” stands for “I don’t even know.”
Use this one to express disbelief or confusion over something that seems unexplainable.
What does imk mean in texting?
“Imk” is an acronym standing for “In my knowledge.”
It is basically another way of saying “as far as I know,” meaning that you are giving the information to the best of your knowledge that it is true.
What does itr mean in texting?
Use “itr” to say “in that regard” and express that you are adding more useful information to a topic.
What does nd mean in texting?
The acronym “nd” is a shortened form of saying “and” in texting and other forms of social media.
Use it to join words or phrases or as a way of changing the conversation to something else.
What does nm mean in text?
If you want the recipient to disregard something that you just said or if you’ve changed your mind on something, simply type “nm” which means “nevermind.”
What does pp mean in text?
In texting, “pp” usually stands for “personal problem.”
For example, “I don’t have a pp with her, but sometimes she gets on my nerves.”
What does tt mean in text?
A “tt” in a text usually stands for a crying face.
It is often used jokingly as a reaction to something silly that was said. The tops of the letters represent the eyes and the other part represents the tears.
What does ty mean in texting?
If someone says “ty,” they are telling you “thank you!”
Reply adequately with “yw” for “your welcome!”
What does wya mean in text?
Meeting up with someone but can’t seem to find them?
Send a simple “wya” to ask them “Where you at?”
What does xx mean in text?
You’ll want to get an “xx” from your person of interest!
It means “kisses” and you should definitely send them back.
What does /lh mean in text?
This abbreviation is a tone indicator in text.
Use it to let the other person know not to take what you said very seriously.
It is a simple way of saying “lighthearted.”
What does 33 mean in texting?
Just like “xx’, if you get a “33” it is also a sign of affection.
Usually, you put a “<” in front of it to make it look more like a heart “<33.”
What does b mean in text?
In texting, just the letter “b” can be a shortened form of “babe” or “bae,” and indicate your affection for another or their affection for you.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick guide to texting and have some new terms that you can put into use.
Remember to have fun and don’t stress! Texting is something that helps us build bonds with others and can be a fun way to get to know another person.
Do you know a different meaning for any of these terms, or have another one you’d like to see on the list? Fill me in!
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Until next time…