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    22 Texts You Send When Dating Someone New

    ...and what they actually mean.

    How have you been?

    I want you to know that you were on my mind and that I actually KIND OF care about you.


    I've been thinking about texting you for a while now but I want to seem nonchalant and casual. I'm just bored, OK?

    No worries on being late— take your time! I just got here.

    I'm kind of annoyed but I want you to think I'm easygoing! And I definitely didn't just arrive.


    I want you to know I'm flirting with you. And so it begins.

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    That movie was great.

    You're kind of amazing, but I don't want you to KNOW I think you're amazing.

    What are you up to this weekend?

    Am I going to see you?

    So when was your last relationship?

    Are you looking for a relationship or a hookup?


    I giggled but I don't want to seem like I think everything you say is funny.

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    I want you to know I think you're hilarious.


    I don't know what to say to you, but I'm not ready for the conversation to end yet.

    What are you doing?

    I want to know if you're with anyone else, but I definitely can't just ASK! So this is my solution.


    I laughed, but you're not THAT funny.

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    I literally never want to talk to you again.


    I'm pissed and I'll probably say "nothing" when you ask me what's wrong.

    It's almost the weekend!

    Please invite me to hang out. I definitely want to see you.


    You pissed me off.

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    So, online dating is kind of weird, right?

    I want to know if you're on 38 sites.

    haha, I know! She's so crazy, right? OMG, wrong person. sorry!

    I want you to think that our conversation is one of many and I care so little about it that I can't even keep track of it. Also, someone else is making me laugh. Uh-oh!

    We still on?

    Kind of worried and annoyed that I haven't heard from you but I'm going to casually say this so it seems like I just now realized we are supposed to meet up. Definitely have NOT been checking my phone all day.


    I'm totally easygoing! I'm definitely not overthinking everything you say.

    I'm watching True Detective!

    I basically just wanted an excuse to text you without saying "hey." Also, I want you to think I'm cool so I included a show that I saw in your status one time.

    It's going to be so nice this weekend!

    …Especially if I get to see you.

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