I like texting as much as the next girl, but even though it can be really great, it can also be really complicated… especially when you’re texting a guy you like. Whether he’s just your crush or a dude you just started dating, it’s easy to misunderstand his text messages. When you can’t hear someone’s voice or see their face, it’s hard to figure out exactly what they mean. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve received a text message from a dude that has left me sitting there saying, “WHAT?!” over and over again as I frantically try to decode what he’s really saying.
That’s why we’ve put together this handy-dandy little guide on what his texts say vs. what they really mean. Now, keep in mind that this isn’t foolproof. Although I did consult some trusted dudes to help me create this dude (yes, they filled me in on their secrets), every guy is obviously different. Just keep this stuff in the back of your mind the next time you’re texting your crush. It might help you figure out what his texts really mean.
One-Word Answers Mean...He either doesn't feel like talking or he just doesn't like texting. It's hard to tell with this one. A lot of dudes just aren't into texting or they're too busy to text, but they're doing it because they want you to know they're interested. On the other hand, he might not be into you at all and he just feels too guilty to ignore you. Go with your gut to figure out which makes the most sense. Source: ShutterStock
If You Want Means..."I don't really care." If you ask a guy if he wants to hang out later and he responds by saying, "If you want," that's basically him being completely noncommittal. He basically means, "We can hang out if you feel like it, but if we don't I'm not going to be too bummed." In certain circumstances, it could also be possible that he's just trying not to be pushy. Either way, this response is incredibly frustrating. Source: ShutterStock
Send A Sexy Pic Means..."I want to see you naked right now." When a dude asks if you'll send a sexy picture, that's pretty much him being like, "Hey, I want to see you naked and also I want to save this picture on my phone so I can use it to later to do... stuff... on my own." I would never advise you to send a naked picture to a guy since that ish can live forever and haunt you for the rest of your life. Not to freak you out or anything. Source: ShutterStock
Silence Means..."I'm not interested, take the hint." If a dude is completely ignoring your texts and not responding at all, that means that he doesn't like you. He doesn't want to tell you that, though, so instead he's just going to ignore you until you figure it out on your own. Source: ShutterStock
Whatever You Want Means..."I want to do what you want to do." If you ask him what he wants to do when you guys hang out later that night and his answer is an insistent, "Whatever you want," that means he wants to please you. He wants YOU to pick something to do because he wants you to be happy and have a good time. Guys like when you take the reigns a little bit, so don't be afraid to have some date suggestions. Source: ShutterStock
Can't Make It Tonight Means..."I don't want to hang out." If a dude just straight up cancels your plans without an explanation or a backup date to make up for it, that means he's ditching you. BUT. But. If he follows up with, "But are you free tomorrow night?" or "I'm so busy with work but I'm really bummed I can't see you," then he could genuinely be too busy. It all depends on the circumstances. Source: ShutterStock
Hey You/Baby/Cutie/Sweetie Means..."I like you." If he's giving you cutesy nicknames, he's probably into you. Whether that means he just wants to get into your pants or be your boyfriend, I'm not sure. Source: ShutterStock
So When Can We Hang Out Again Means..."I'm into you and can't wait to see you again." Aw! He likes you! If a guy isn't interested and had a horrible time on a date, trust me.. he's not going to be all like, "So when can we hang again baby?" Take this as a good sign. Source: ShutterStock
A Wink Face Means..."I want to have sex with you." Everyone knows that a wink face is the text message equivalent of flirting. If he's sending you little winky faces after certain sentences, he's probably into you in some way and he's trying to let you know that through emoticons. Source: ShutterStock
Good Morning :) Means..."I'm into you." Good morning or good night texts are always a good sign. It means that the guy is thinking about you when he wakes up and thinking about you before he goes to sleep. It's cute and it probably definitely means he likes you. Source: ShutterStock
Do you think this is accurate? What do you disagree with? What kinds of text messages did I miss? Tell me in the comments.