How to Know When to Stop Texting a Guy

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Last Updated on June 22, 2021

woman trying to work out if she should stop texting a guyWhen you really like a guy, it’s hard to resist reaching out to him.

You see a funny GIF that cracks you up, you pass it along.

You know he has a nerve-wracking work presentation today, so you shoot him a “You got this!” text.

Basically, whenever he pops up in your mind (which is a lot), you always send him a little something.

While texting is a great way to connect with a new love interest, you definitely don’t want to come off as too clingy. Your enthusiasm might come from the right place but it could turn him off. So how do you know when to stop texting a guy?

Below are some of the most obvious signs that it’s time to take a break from pressing send. And if you need a little more help with texting, you also should check out dating expert Amy North’s Text Chemistry System, which will surely help get his attention in all the right ways.

7 Signs You Should Stop Texting a Guy

You Haven’t Heard From Him in A While

a woman wondering if she should stop texting a guyThis is probably the biggest red flag…

According to relationship expert, Debra Rogers, if he was blowing up your phone one minute but now all you’re hearing is crickets, then that’s a huge sign that not only should you stop texting but maybe it’s also time to say goodbye.

You deserve a guy who’s going to give you as much attention as you give him.

You Always Text Him First

While there isn’t any hard rule as to “who should text who first”, there should be a healthy back-and-forth with your communication. If you find that it’s always you who’s initiating the conversation, then that’s a sign that you need to take a step back.

Even if he responds to your text messaging, you should be with a guy who acts like he’s interested in you, too. And trust me – if a guy’s into you, he will text you as much as you text him.

See also: How guys text when they really like you

He Doesn’t Take the Conversation Anywhere

In order to maintain a connection, your communication needs to be insightful and interesting for both parties.

If he’s just replying with one-word answers to your text messaging and not asking you questions about yourself or doesn’t bother to steer the conversation forward, then Dating Tips 101 advises in this YouTube video below to stop texting him. It’s not solely your responsibility to keep the convo alive.

He Only Communicates With You Via Text

Yes, texting someone is super easy (a little too easy) when it comes to communication, but it shouldn’t be the only way you connect with your guy.

If he’s refusing to call you, or even make IRL plans to meet up with you, then that’s a huge sign that you should stop texting him.

You deserve a guy who wants to communicate with you intimately and in ways that will move the relationship forward.

See also: Ways to talk dirty through text

You’re Not Waiting For Him to Respond to Your Texts

“Double texting” is okay under certain circumstances, but it shouldn’t be the norm when you’re communicating with a new love interest.

Dating expert Amy North, who knows a thing or two about the texting and dating game, thanks to her Texting Chemistry program, advises that in the early days of dating, you should only text back a man after he responds to you. Otherwise, it can come off as desperate.

So, withhold from sending that third text in a row. Give him the space to respond to you. It’s only then when you’ll know just how interested he really is. So take a break from texting, and see what happens!

Amy has helped hundreds of women create a meaningful connection with guys and build the relationship they truly want to have through her methods. You can find out how she does it here.

See also: How to flirt with him over text message

He’s Avoidant When it Comes to Talking About the Future

Whether it’s making date plans for Friday night or talking about future plans in general, if he’s hesitant to confirm plans or he backs out at the last minute, then it’s time to stop texting him.

The truth is, he probably doesn’t see a future with you or want anything serious with you, and just doesn’t have the respect (or guts) to tell you the truth. Time to stop texting him!

a woman looking at her cell phone

Related article: What to text him to keep him interested in you

He Deleted You From Social Media

When a guy deletes you from social media, that’s a pretty big sign that he’s not interested in you and is either probably moving on with someone else, or just doesn’t want any sort of reminder of you, or both.

It’s a pretty harsh reality check, yes, but it’s also a clear message that he’s not worthy of your time – or texts – anymore.

Final Thoughts

If you’re experiencing any of the above signs, then you owe it to yourself to stop texting this guy. Because here’s the thing: it’s only when you stop texting him that you will know just how interested he is.

When you stop texting him and see what happens, you’ll know what his true intentions are. If he’s right for you, he’ll text back. And if he doesn’t? Then you know he wasn’t the right guy for you.

And if you need more tips on how to effectively text the man who is worthy of you? Then check out Amy North’s Text Chemistry System. You’ll never have to second guess your texting game again.

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