Have you ever launched a text out to someone and that person never responded?
Was there a time that you crafted a “hilarious” text, sent it to your buddy – but not even a “haha” was returned?
Maybe you were in a crisis – you couldn’t decide between two restaurants – and you have not eaten since?
Let’s look at a few possible reasons why:
1. Too much swearing
No one likes to receive texts that make no sense because of a paragraph-long string of profanities. Try to cut down on all of the cursing.
2. The person you’ve texted has a new phone number
It has been a few days since you have talked to your friend, but you never know – they may have a new phone. It is always wise to write a letter about your concern, put it in an envelope, add a stamp, take it to the post office, and then mail it. Once your friend has written their response (and had it notarized) and confirmed that their number has not changed, text away!
3. The recipient of your text feels dumb
Texting phrases like, “? hvnt u txtd bk??!” and “if u dont txt bk, i kill u & ur fmly” – can make you look like you have a superior intellect. Try to be aware of the other person’s feelings. Use complete phrases like, “If you do not respond right now, I will track you down like the dog you are and make you curse the day you were born.” Speak in their language.
No way is this an exhaustive list, but it is a great place to start.
Keep these things in mind as you craft your next text about laughing out loud, texting, Justin Birberbe or just going to the local swimming pool – people will be returning your texts in no time.
Have I missed any reasons why people do not respond to texts?