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Text flirting: The art of flirting via text messages

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Text flirting

So you've met a nice guy and exchanged numbers. If you really want to get him interested, get texting. After all, you both always have your phones with you. Here are some tips on the art of phone flirting.

Nervous woman texting

1Use humor.

This is your chance to compose some of your best one-liners without being under pressure. He's not staring at you while you try to come up with something funny, and you can take all the time you need. So charm him by making him laugh out loud.

2Be bold.

After you've exchanged some witty banter and impressed him with your sense of humor, be bold and ask him out via text message. It can be a super-casual date, like grabbing a coffee or catching a movie, but the point is that you can go from flirty repartee to setting up a date -- all with the push of a few buttons.

Check out some of our flirty text message examples! >>

3Don't drink & text.

As much fun as flirty texting can be, don't do it while inebriated. If you've developed a great rapport with a guy you think is cute, the last thing you want to do is mess it all up by sending him a series of drunken texts. Sure, texting gets tempting when you've got a buzz on, but make sure you have a friend ready to stop you if you get the urge after you've had a few.

Make sure to check out the dangers of sexting >>

4Don't wait too long between texts.

Don't overwhelm him, but don't make him to think you forgot about him, either. Wait no longer than 24 hours between texts to maintain the momentum of the text conversation and show him that you're still interested.

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