You've probably heard all kinds of suggestions from other girls about how long to wait before replying to a text from a guy you like.
Some claim you should always wait 15 minutes, others insist on only replying to every other text, while others still dismiss "playing games" as ridiculous and advocate replying however you feel like in the moment. It will either make you come across as needy and too easy, or else cold and too distant.
So when he texts, answer him naturally, genuinely, authentically.
If you find yourself thinking "I don't feel like replying right now," or "I'll get to it later," then don't reply at all, or tell him (tactfully) that you don't want to pursue a relationship.
Then why are you doing it for the random (albiet hot) guy who got your number at the bar last night?
Would you interrupt your studies for the big exam tomorrow to check a text that you suspect is from your mom, asking how your day was?
If a girl wants to send me a nude pic, I won’t stop her but I will let her know right after she shouldn’t have done that! You: Sounds good maybe I will see you out tonight Jason: Okay Jason: wait, what did you hear??? This “hook” basically means you bait the message with information he wants to know.
Remember this is a tug-a-war and a good battle is one that stalemates. This is mainly to get a text response without begging for one.
I've dated countless women and it has always amazed me how little they know about men.
If nothing else, this blog is an outlet for voicing my astonishment at the typical female's ignorance of the male mindset.
A final note: if a guy seems to be playing games with you, artificially delaying his responses or skipping texts (yes, guys do this stuff too sometimes), I still suggest replying authentically and realistically.
But after 4 or 5 late and unexplained texts, feel free to ignore him.
In these cases, you need a healthy dose of realism.