How To Reduce Anxiety When Texting Someone After A First Date
Although technology has helped us a tremendous lot, texting can still be a confusing issue for some people, especially when you’ve just started dating a person you’d like to text.
How often should you text without seeming too clingy? Should you text after the date? Should we text about the date? What if he blue ticks you (how dare he!)? So many questions, so few emojis to express it all.
To text or not to text? It isn’t easy, as texting someone new can make a person nervous because of the lack of face-to-face communication. Well, here’s how you can reduce all that stress and anxiety when texting someone after a first date.
1. Don’t overthink it
At the start of a new relationship, it may be simply too easy to start overthinking and over-analyzing every response we get from our date. Sure, he may be taking too long to text you back, but logically, not everyone is available to text 24/7. Maybe he’s waiting for a time to text meaningfully. Either way, keep these negative thoughts out of your mind and focus on the good stuff.
2. Keep it short and sweet
If you’re overthinking what to answer next, it’s best to keep your texts short and sweet. You don’t need to answer in detail. It’s just texting, after all, and you don’t know him that well. You don’t need to try to impress him after a first date, via texting. Use winking or smirking emojis to get you both in a flirty mood. You can send memes too because it makes texting so much more fun!
3. Accept that your date may have a different attitude towards texting
Some people reply immediately and some don’t. Others think about replying but forget after a few minutes, and it happens to everyone. If your date doesn’t respond after a few hours, don’t be afraid to prompt him, “Hey, what do you think of this?” If he forgot, he’d probably feel apologetic about it so don’t worry, especially if all feelings are at an early stage. If you sent a meme previously, just send another one “to make your day a little bit brighter.”