Post Sennings general rule is to not wait longer than one to three hours to reply, he tells TI. A text conversation can go stale in a few hours, he says. Dont just make them wait. If youre crushing on someone, dont play mind games, he says.
Should I text him first or wait for him to text me?
You should text him first if, youre reaching out to him to genuinely connect and communicate with him. If for any reason youre texting him based on worry, fear or anxiety. Such as, trying to “keep his interest” or manipulating him to do something for you.
How long should you wait before messaging?
A study from the dating app Hinge shows that double-texting can increase a dates likelihood to respond. The key is to wait four hours before the second text. Sending a second text even a week later increased the likelihood of a response.