Sunday, 21 June 2009
Everyone knows that stereotypically women use more words than men. I read in a magazine once that were a woman to send a text, it would go something like, "On my way to work this morning a dog ran out in the middle of the road so I swerved. Now I have a flat and I need a ride." A man would say, "Flat tire. Pick me up?"
I've been shamelessly flirting with one of my coworkers lately and our primary source of communication for right now other than talking at work has been texting. It's all fine and good except when the guy sends a text that says, "Haha", "Ya", "Lol", etc.
What do you even say to that?
As a woman, I feel when a man sends me a one word text like that, he's subtly sending the message that the conversation has died and he doesn't want to talk anymore. At least, that's the hint I'm trying to make when I do that. I was talking with my brother about the one-worded text thing and he said most of the time that's not it. So basically, he's run out of things to say?
If I change the subject the guy usually has plenty to say for a little while and then we hit a lull in the conversation and here come the one words synonymous to caveman-like grunting.
Does it mean something when a guy sends short texts or are they genuinely just not as communicative as women? What should I say or do differently? What do you respond to one-worded texts?