Be honest: how much time do you spend trying to decipher texts from your new crush?
It can be hard to figure out if a guy is into you, especially during the early stages of getting to know someone.
Texting replaces tone, so sometimes you have to read between the lines and the emojis.
While every guy has a different texting style, they do text similarly when they’re into someone.
While they might not want to show all of their cards right away, there are a few commonalities that guys tend to use when they’re into you.
If you’re not sure whether your new match likes you, here’s how to tell through his texting.
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7 Texting Things Guys Do When They Like You
They Text You “Good Morning”
Did you wake up to a good morning text from your new guy? That’s a good sign he’s into you.
Dating expert and matchmaker Susan Trombetti told Cosmo magazine that a good morning text from a guy is “just the appropriate amount of flirting for the start of a new relationship.”
Think about it: if a guy is sending you a good morning text, then you must be the first thing he thinks about as soon as he wakes up.
Yep, he’s definitely into you.
He Asks a Lot of Questions
If a guy is into you, he’s going to want to know as much as he can about you.
From asking about your favorite food to your favorite movie to what was the best thing about your day, a guy who is into you will want to know it all.
Asking questions builds a connection between you, and is a surefire sign that he wants to get closer to you.
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He Sends Long, Detailed Messages
Guys generally don’t communicate a lot via texting. In fact, when it comes to messaging their friends and family, less is more.
Which means if a guy is sending you long, detailed paragraphs in response to your questions, even if it was about his day, then you can bet that he likes you.
Certified counsellor Jonathan Bennett told Bustle that when a man sends you a novel-like message almost every time he texts you, then not only does he feel a connection to you, but it also means you’ve become a priority in his life.
Think about it: typing long messages can be tedious and time-consuming. So if he’s taking the time to explicitly fill you in on his life, he’s into you.
He’s Not Afraid to Text You First
When a guy likes you there are no guessing games when it comes to who should text who first. That’s because an interested guy won’t hesitate to connect with you no matter how busy his day might be.
He’s so excited to hear from you that he doesn’t even want to wait for you to push send – he’s already on it.
On a similar note, a guy who likes you will reply back to you ASAP.
Bennet told Bustle: “This shows that the other person is excited to receive your messages and wants to keep the conversation going. It demonstrates that answering you is a priority, even above and beyond other commitments.”
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They Seem Concerned About You
A guy who’s into you will be naturally concerned about your well-being. If you mentioned that you’re under the weather, he will ask how you’re feeling. He might even offer to cook you chicken soup.
Other signs he cares about you: texting you to make sure you’ve arrived home safely after your date or if you’re away on vacation, he will check in if your plane/train/bus has arrived at your destination safely. Any sign that he cares is a good sign.
He Texts “I Wish You Were Here”
According to dating expert Amy North, a guy who’s interested in you might text you, “I wish you were here.”
This insightful message means that not only is he thinking about you but he also thinks that being with you will make things better wherever he’s at and he misses you. (However, North adds this isn’t a good sign if he’s texting you from his bed late at night or at the strip club.)
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He Wants to Impress You
North also says that when a guy sends you texts boasting about all the awesome things he’s doing – whether it’s winning a soccer tournament or going to a fun event with his buddies – he’s not typically bragging — he just wants to convey how fun and interesting a person he is to you.
In short, he wants to impress you. If you’re curious to learn more about the texting habits of guys and how to attract a guy through texting, then you’ll want to check out Amy North’s Text Chemistry System.
So now that you know what to look for in a guy’s text, scroll through your recent messages with your new guy.
If he’s texting you novellas about his awesome day and telling you how much he wishes you were there with him, you can rest assured he’s into you.
To know exactly what to text back to get him to ask you out or commit to you in a relationship, send him one of Amy’s recommended texts here.