How To Get Him To Text You Back: 17 Simple Tips

How To Get Him To Text You Back

When a guy doesn’t text you back it can really drive you insane. Read these 17  tips on how to get him to text you back and he won’t ignore you ever again!

There’s nothing more annoying than texting with a guy and then bam! Radio silence. You suddenly wonder what you said or did to have him silent for days or even weeks. When it comes right down it, guys are just aloof and mysterious creatures when it comes to their texting habits.

Most guys don’t text the way girls do and prefer to keep the conversation quick and to the point. But if you want to keep the conversation going there are things you can do. Here are a few tips on how to get him to text you back.

1. Play hard to get

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Sure, you want to text the guy right away because you’re excited about talking to him but he won’t see it that way. Guys see a quick response as someone who’s always on their phone and that’s a huge turn on. If you want a guy to text you back, you have to leave some time between your responses.

2. Avoid texting him too much

If he doesn’t respond, don’t follow up with another text or even a question mark. He saw the text, he’s just not responding right now.

This is a very important time because although you may be freaking out from the silence, you have to play it cool. If you become too text friendly, he’ll stop wanting to talk to you altogether.

3. Talk about things other than your relationship

If you all you two talk about is him and you, and the relationship he’s going to think your mind is on the same track. His track. Guys like to know that the girl they’re talking to has a life and hobbies of their own outside of the relationship. So, it’s important to talk about those things more often than not.

If you get to trigger happy when it comes to telling him how much you like him and just only want to talk about feelings, he’s going to quit responding. Period.

4. Ask questions

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A great way to get a guy to text you back is by asking him questions about himself.

People in general love to talk about themselves so when it comes to keeping the conversation going, asking him about things he wants to talk about is a sure fire way to keep him interested in talking to you.

5. Skip the sext

Unless you’re truly planning on following through with all that dirty talk, you’ll want to skip the sext until you’ve become more serious.

There’s nothing worse than a girl who acts like she’s into something and then goes back on her word in a guy’s eyes so if you’re not going to do it, don’t text it.

6. Skip the nudes, too

To expand on skipping the sext, a good way to get a guy to text you back is saving the best for when you’re in person.

A sexy photo may seem like a good idea at the time but if he sees what you have to offer without ever actually hanging out, he may think that you’re just the type of girl to send those photos to everyone.

And that’s not a good thing if you’re trying to date someone.

7. Ask for help

Guys LOVE helping women. It’s something deeply ingrained so a great way to get him to text you back in a timely manner is by asking for his help in some way.

Ask for advice on a problem you’re having or see how he feels about something you’re going through. If he feels needed, he’ll want to continue talking to you.

8. Don’t be needy

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This is a given. Guys don’t like clingy girls so if he doesn’t text you back for a few hours and you go off demanding answers as to why, he’s going to run the other way after deleting your number.

9. Avoid the social media reminders

If he’s not texting you back but posting on social media, you really should have gotten the hint.

There’s no reason to go around liking his pictures or commenting on his statuses because he already knows that you haven’t received a text.

10. Post on social media yourself

Go out and live your life. A great way to get him to text you back is to make it look like you’re not thinking about him at all.

If you’re out having fun without him and completely oblivious to the fact that he hasn’t text you back, according to him anyway, he’s going to wonder why.

He’ll start thinking about you more and more as he sees how much fun you can be and how you’re not thinking about him at all while you’re out living it up and he’ll text you back eventually.

11. Keep it casual

Even if you want to shout his name from the rooftops, you’re going to want to keep all serious conversation to an in-person meeting.

As mentioned above, guys like short and to the point when it comes to texting so to get him to text you back you’re going to have to keep the conversations, you guessed it, short and to the point.

Nothing serious should ever be discussed via text because of how easily misunderstood messages can be.

12. Never fight over text

A sure fire way to never receive a text from this guy again is to start and then finish an argument over text. This gives him an easy out to exit the argument without ever actually resolving anything.

If you have something you need to say to him that is uncomfortable, then it’s better to just text him to make plans and then meet up to discuss it.

13. Be charming

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You’re a wonderfully charming person in real life, so the easiest way to get a guy to text you back is to be that same charming self over text.

14. Don’t go to emoji heavy

The easiest way to kill a guy’s interest in texting you is by using too many emoji’s.

It just looks like you have nothing interesting to say if every response you send is chalk full of smileys and animals and chances are he doesn’t even understand what you’re trying to say.

Not everyone is fluent in emoji.

15. Be engaging

Instead of just saying what’s up, try something a little more interesting. The generic opening may work a few times but after a while it just gets stale.

Say something unexpected or even a joke that will make him at the very least send back an LMAO.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to know what’s up but to get the guy to text you back you shouldn’t rely too heavily on that as your opener.

16. If all else fails, send some internet funnies

Whether it be a hilarious Biden meme or a Youtube video that got you cracking up, sending something to him that will make him laugh is a sure fire way to have him wanting to text you back all over again.

He’ll love that you’re not just another text-happy girl and you’ll love the fact that he’ll actually want to text back if you’re sending something that you both can enjoy together.

17. Give him space

If you’ve already sent a message, give him some time to respond before sending another one. Avoid bombarding him with multiple messages, as this can come across as clingy or needy.

Sometimes, people are just busy and may not have time to respond right away. Be patient and don’t take it personally if he doesn’t respond immediately.

These 17 ways to get a guy to text you back when used properly, have an almost 100 per cent success rate. It’s not easy to do but if you can pull it off, you may just have him texting you back more than you’d like. What do you do when a guy isn’t texting you back?


About the author

Angie B.

Angie B. is an avid book reader and dabbler in all things creative. Words are her paramours and she lives to love. Her friends call her their personal therapist and she loves giving advice on relationships, style choices and everything in between.

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