PHOTOGRAPHY: JAY TABLANTE
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Successful hook-ups don’t end at getting a woman’s mobile number or BBM PIN—rather, it starts from there. Trust me, the road from your first SMS exchange to her bedroom is paved with banana skin and broken glass and that sort of stuff. Remember, you’re not just sending her message; you’re sending a message straight into her knickers! These tricks of the trade worked for me; I’m pretty sure they’ll work for your woman too!
1. Women love good morning texts. If you like a girl and you are trying to be with her then simply text her, “Good morning!” She will definitely think about you at least once throughout the day. It also shows that you actually care for and think about her.
2. Create an inside joke for just the both of you. This can be from a certain name you call each other to a situation that you guys had together. One guy calls me Labrador because he says I look like one (do I, really?). It may be something random but having an inside joke may bring you closer to the girl you are trying to court and can always be a conversation starter. It will create a connection and a bond between the two of you.
3. Remember, girls think differently from guys. When guys text, they get straight to the point, and just say what they need to say. Girls, on the other hand, see texting as a way of getting to know each other. So make sure you aren’t coming off as just getting to the point. Make small talk. Don’t drag the conversation but make it simple and interesting. Ask her in detail if you have questions. It shows you are interested in her.
I know how powerful a single text can be. Knowing the art of texting and make or break your relationship. And I would like to end with this, with the golden rule of texting: 4 Never ever drunk text!