The worst thing that could ever happen is to give her a whiff of how desperate you are for this date.
You just scored the digits of your second hottest prospect on OKCupid and you're ready to start scheduling actual dates.
But don't start tapping away at that touchscreen just yet.
You need to set the stage for the type of relationship you would like to have with him later.
If you are the one constantly texting him and showing need, this will continue into whatever relationship you create with him.
Curb your impatience – This is advice I give both men and women in the area of texting.
Patience is a hell of a virtue and it shows that you have emotional maturity.
If she waits an hour to respond to important and busy than she is. If simple conversations take days, you're doing it right. What, do you want to be the one who is always putting the most effort into the relationship? You don't have time to spell things correctly — you're busy volunteering at the soup kitchen, remember?
This is also particularly effective in situations where the other person might be concerned for your emotional or physical well-being. Do you want to always give 100% and only get 50% back? Remove unnecessary letters and words from your post. The key is to look as illiterate as possible, while still appearing to have some semblance of how words work. These options just aren't available to you anymore.
If your boo isn't responding as quickly as you'd like, send him three or four more messages to make sure he's for sure getting your messages/hasn't died in a car crash. Then make sure to communicate panic in your responses. If you're upset with your mate, a period at the end of a short response will assure her you mean business. If you fear the punctuation mark is making you seem too eager, replace it with an emoticon.