How many of you get irritated when certain people text you? Yeah, me too. For all who don’t know what to say when texting others, on WhatsApp especially, I got you.
“How are you?”
‘I’m good. You?’
*End of conversation(Convo)*
If you don’t want to be a victim of a conversation like the above, keep reading.
Disclaimer: These tips have personally worked for me and aren’t guaranteed to work for everyone. If the other one isn’t interested, nothing you can do can change that. Most importantly, be yourself.
- Don’t use shorthand
You literally have no excuse for using shorthand. I mean there’s the prediction on your keypad and all it takes is one click. Just one click. If you don’t have your prediction on, I suggest you turn it on. It’s very helpful with spellings and helps you type faster. Abbreviations are better to use. But shorthand isn’t really the best. Shorthand once a while, is tolerable but WhatsApp isn’t twitter where you have a word limit so feel free.
Eg: Hw r u swthrt? I hpe u kul.
Is that how you want to type? Really?
- Have time to text!!
I hate it so much when someone texts me, and then when I reply, the person ignores me after reading. Like why though? So why did you text me? Did you just die after texting me? Make sure you have about 15 minutes to spare when you text me and I’m not even kidding. I’m sure everyone finds it annoying. Yep, every single one. So yes you need to have time to text.
‘Omg hi Jake’
*Ten hours later*
- You don’t always have to start your conversation with ‘hello’ or ‘hey’ or ‘hi’ alone!
Since we’re talking about WhatsApp, you can comment on the person’s display picture (dp). Eg: ‘Hey, why do you have two rabbits eating pizza as your dp?’ The person will have to do some explanation and then you can pick up from there by asking questions based on the person’s answer. If the person, is interested and interesting he/she may throw some questions back at you. And Halleluyah you can go ahead and flourish.
- Don’t ask questions that require yes/no answers
Stop asking ‘Have you eaten?’ and start asking, ‘What did you eat this evening/morning/afternoon?’. Because we all assume the person is a normal human who eats that incredible thing we call food. If the person says he or she hasn’t eaten then you go on and ask ‘Why?’. If the person tells you that she has eaten, you can go ahead and talk about how much you like or dislike that particular meal. It’s not so hard, you see?
- Reply on time or excuse yourself
You know that feeling of disinterest when someone you’re texting leaves you hanging for more than an hour and then comes back to continue the conversation? (Like uh I’m done talking about this.) When you engage someone in a conversation, you don’t leave the person hanging in the middle of all the action. It’s impolite even. If you have to do something urgently, typing ‘Brb’ or ‘Ttyl’ won’t get your head chopped off. Amazing isn’t it?
If you suck at texting give me a like. If not, give me a like and comment. This is just a joke but all your likes and comments are duly appreciated.
Have a great day!