If you’re getting annoyed by a recent text from a friend. But aren’t sure how to proceed from there, here are some quick. And easy responses for when someone doesn’t text back.
If it’s not urgent, don’t try to change the subject. Many people think that texting a person back requires the sender to accept the invitation to contact them again. This isn’t the case at all.
The person on the receiving end needs to accept the invitation first. Otherwise, the other person has just wasted a few minutes of their time.
If you have a few messages left and want to sort through them before picking up.
The phone, create a to-do list. Write down the main points you want to discuss.
Then put off the main issues for now. For example, if you haven’t seen your friend in a while, you’ll want to wait a week before contacting them.
If they left a message about something important, like a new place or route.
You could then take that route instead of wasting your precious texting time figuring out what they said.
By focusing on the main issues, you’ll also be less tempted to put off texting back.
When you’re at the phone, you can try something that might seem counterintuitive.
Instead of texting right away
Instead of texting right away, ask if they’d like to meet you for coffee or dinner later that day.
Most people will be happy to meet you if they think you’ll be a good date.
If nothing good comes out of this, consider just ignoring them for a few days.
After a while, they’ll likely lose interest in you and move on. If that happens, return a few days later with a simple,.
“I wasn’t expecting you, but thanks for getting in touch.”
This is lighthearted, and it will prompt the recipient to pick up your call.
In most cases, you’ll get a positive response, and the two of you can get back together.
Finally, if all else fails, you can send an email reminding them about you. “Hey, remember when we talked on the phone, and I had something important to tell you? I just wanted to let you know I’ve been thinking about you, and I want to see you soon.
Feel free to contact me if you’d like.”
While you may have no control over what’s going on between you and your texting partner.
You do have control over whether or not you say anything at all. If you don’t text them right away, don’t text them at all. Say something like, “I hope you enjoyed our coffee together.
I’ve enjoyed our conversations on the phone too. I hope you’re okay.” You’ll get their attention, and maybe they’ll decide to join you next time you’re out.