Online dating the rules
The TV blaring, the dog barking, the dishwasher running, the people ordering drinks at the bar — these are all things that can ruin a phone call, especially with someone you like.
You want to focus 100% on what they’re saying, and you want them to do the same.
Texting is a sign that you’ve taken communication with your match to the next level, and you don’t want to blow it. Earlier, we talked about how annoying it can be when you’re waiting forever for someone to respond to your message, but that feeling is significantly amplified when it’s texting.
Similar to messaging, you don’t want to send a text that’s as long as a Tolstoy novel. You’re giving them a lot of information to take in (which means it may take them a while to respond), and it could kill the mood and prevent any kind of cute banter from getting started. There isn’t a strict timeline here, but a Business Insider article says no longer than one to three hours.
Before you call an online match, you should ask them if it’s OK to do so.On the flip side, you don’t want to send a series of one- or two-word texts all within a short amount of time. Remember you can’t control what they do, but you can control what you do.