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Aargh. Makes you wish they'd never invented texting.
i'm not talking about lazy mates, i'm talking about the initial stages of courting members of the opposite sex.
Fair enough, then.
you seduction wizard
Then you see them typing.....then stopping.....then typing...then they stop.....then start again. Then nothing at all. It's like they have something really important to say to you but you never get to read it. Or they just have nothing to say to you and find you boring.
is just another reason why Zuckerberg is a cunt. Haven't had the 'why did they not reply?!' thing. But have clicked on to the page and been 'oh shit, they now know i've seen the message, have to respond' and 'fucking hell, they know i'm typing RIGHT NOW, take too long and it all becomes weird!' things
and then go and do something else, so they spend ages thinking you're typing and waiting to find out what the really long message is.
Maybe not that funny
Or is it just in Chat?
and know you've read it, obliged to reply or look really rude.
despite the fact i myself can often take half a day or more to reply to texts. In this instance though, it's been AN HOUR :D
It's not a ' oh no, she doesn't like me!' scenario, it's more a thing where I was planning to ask her out to a gig tomorrow, and invariably she'll get back to me tomorrow afternoon and not be able to come because it's short notice and she doesn't live in the city.
she'll text back soon!
yeah sure she will, was more slagging off my own paranoia - despite being 24 and having had a fairly grand time of it up till now, the fact that i'm biting my nails about a bloody text reply says a lot. Essentially, I'm exactly the same person I was when I was 14, despite some superficial differences.
but theres always loads of reasons people dont text back! wouldnt stress about it, if you dont get a reply by tomorrow lunch then id be wonderin
Y'know, and not just waiting around like a goon.
And now it's been a while, I don't want to turn into a needy pre-midnight weirdo.
she really wants to text you back straight away
is never ever EVER text someone in the initial stages of courting. It's a minefield of disasters waiting to happen. Between paranoia and the potential for misunderstanding, it's bound to go wrong...
if you don't know each other that well. Whereas before it was the only option and MUCH easier to quickly get something set up.
So social convention means you have to spend an entire day vaguely flirting and arranging times, rather than having a 2 minute conversation.
think it's only appropriate for the 'where are you' phone call when you're about to meet them. fucking texts
we should do something about it!
Text for situations where I don't really know the person/initial stages of courting.
making arrangements via text messages: an aggravating timesink
using the right tool for the job in hand: being a winner at life
I mean, I know I'm a right tool, but what's THE right tool?
starring Ryan Gosling, if that helps?
I hardly know er!
ERROR. UNDEFINED VARIABLE.
IF relationship length = negligible THEN gig > +2 days.
IF relationship length > negligible THEN communication = telephone call.
that I'm a tit for being too lazy to text her about this on oh, say, Friday afternoon, and have probably set back my chance to get with her about a week, if not destroying my prospects entirely? And that I will spend a good two hours standing alone at said gig tomorrow night (as I have to go anyway), rueing all of the above decisions and feeling absolutely heartbroken?
I'm sure you'll be fine. Try not to worry about it (and if the worst comes to the worst you may enjoy the gig in any event).
chances are she'll turn up tomorrow night unannounced and you'll end up marrying her.
I can't sleep until I know!
Thing is, she prompted the text conversation earlier today, which was weird cos I'd been planning to ask her out anyway today having not talked to her since New Year's. And instead of me asking quicksharp, we were just having a prolonged, quite fun back and forth all afternoon and evening. Then about 9 I sent a bland question about whatever we were talking about, and was planning to be all 'ok cool, btw, i gotta go to this thing tomorrow and i've a plus one yadadada' once she responded. But she didn't. And then I waited too long to just text the q anyway. And now it means when she likely texts back about the fluff stuff we were talking about earlier tomorrow, it'll be too late to get her out and i'll be going alone. Basically, I am a twat. Might as well just link her to this thread and be done with it.
Honestly. You're like a duck on heat.
tbh if I just wanted sex I wouldn't even give a shit, or have made a thread. I'm kinda smitten though for the first time in ages, which ironically has rendered me incompetent. I was out last night and actually turned down the ol intercourse with a very appealing person cos I really like this girl I've barely been on a proper date with yet. Welcome to Loserville, population: me.
Where the speakers make the text noise, but I get no text. Fuck off speakers.