The only people I’ve texted or messaged on a regular basis are my twin sister, and a few people on Instagram.
When a man I was interested in asked me to use Messenger through Facebook I was extremely reluctant. I’ve never had any positive experiences using Facebook. I was told it had changed and that it would be “fun”. Personally I didn’t find it fun at all.
When I can’t see a person’s mannerisms, facial expressions, or eyes, I will overthink what it is they are trying to say.
Which sparked me to do some research on how men text/message women and their viewpoint of it all.
This information was compiled by several psychologists, surveys, and various “relationship experts”.
I don’t know how much of it is actually accurate so as I’ve said before use the “grain of salt” rule.
- 49% of men prefer a phone call
- 45% prefer texting
HOW MEN USE TEXTS
- 39% only to make plans
- 25% to flirt
- 17% to pass time when bored
- 15% to get to know someone
- 8% for deep conversations
- 45% of men will respond in 1-24 hours
- 30% respond in 24-48 hours
- 15% won’t respond at all
- 10% respond within the hour
TOP 4 REASONS WHY MEN DON’T RESPOND
- 52% are busy with something
- 33% don’t have their phone on them
- 10% are waiting for the right time
- 5% just don’t feel like it but will never tell you
BEST TIME TO TEXT MEN
- 27% of men prefer to be texted between 5-8 pm
- 24% between 2-5 pm
- 20% between 8 pm-12 am
- 10% between 11 am-2 pm
- 10% between 8-11 am
- 9% between 12-8 am
- 66% of men who don’t normally use Emojis would use them when texting a woman they’re interested in
- 33% of men think more than 3 Emojis in a single message is excessive
- 21% of men actually use Emojis
The good news is that 91% of men admit they were confused by what a woman meant in a text in the last 7 days. (Glad I’m not the only one who is confused)
Personally I believe in being my unique, sometimes awkward, honest, self. They’re going to find out sooner or later who you really are. It isn’t worth the time or hurt that can be caused by pretending to be someone you’re not.