8 Things You Should Never Do When Texting Your Partner

Communication over text is just as important for a relationship as talking in person. Make sure your text messages aren’t sending the wrong, well, message.

Don’t ask too many questions at once

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There are some things you should never, ever say over text. Saying too much is one of them. Asking a question or two makes you seem interested, which is good, but asking too many questions makes your text conversation seem like an interview. “If you’re casually dating or just starting out, don’t ask more than two questions in a row if they aren’t asking any back,” shares Shallon Lester, a dating and relationship expert and author. “Conversations are a two-way street.” Find out exactly what you should never do over a text.

Don’t send anything you wouldn’t tweet

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If you’re wondering how Twitter is involved in texting your significant other, it comes down to how many characters you’re using. “Look back at your texts,” suggests Shallon. “Did his simple ‘How’s your day?’ yield a 309-word diatribe about your spilled latte, flubbed presentation, and annoying call with your sister? Save long conversations for real life and keep texts short to pique his interest.”

Don’t go nuts with the emojis

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If you’re over the age of 15, an emoji every other text should be more than enough. “Too many can come across as cheesy and immature, and many times can be misinterpreted,” says Lester. This is why you always end up dating your “type,” according to science.

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