Should you text him? When you've just started dating, your default answer to this may be 'yes' but there are times when it's better to step away from the SMS. Check out the gallery for our top 10 "don't do it" moments.
A little light text speak is fine if you're in a hurry, but steer clear of abbreviating every word. Texts no longer have to be under 140 characters, so there's no need.
Step away from the phone! They clearly have.
A well-placed smiley or a playful wink can be effective, but overdo it and you'll look like a 13 year old using MSN for the first time.
Time to get serious; there's nothing smart about texting semi-naked pics to a potential partner. Save the surprise for real life and hold off on being textually active until you’re in a committed relationship.
They need to know you have a life. Give it more than five minutes before you think of texting again.
If you've ever received a cancellation text with a lame excuse, you know how it feels. Spare your date the awkwardness and tell the truth – they’ll thank you for it in the long run.
We've all done the "pretend it was an accident" thing (when we were 15!) but as a grown adult this is not a clever tactic. Playing mind games isn't sexy.
You're texting your bestie to reveal all but send it to him - #fail. After the initial panic, it's much easier to explain yourself than to migrate to a different country. Or perhaps just turn off your phone. Forever...
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