So when they send you a text, you reply almost immediately.

(We all know how attached we are to our smartphones, so it’s silly to pretend you didn’t see their message.) Plus, we’re all big boys and girls here: No need for those petty, childish games where you wait 10 minutes or maybe an hour to text them back, right?

It’s cheap, it’s easy, and it is by far the best way to avoid a confrontation.

When in doubt, avoid ‘pretexts’ and follow these rules. Chat room Texting is an adjunct to dating, and should be used accordingly.

It should help you to get to know one another better, but should in no way become the only way to get to know each other.

Eventually, he sent her some Snapchat selfies of his face, and asked her to return the gesture — all before they’d even gone out! These days, it’s hardly unusual for guys and girls to engage in epic pre-first-date texting sessions.

In a July study titled “Mobile’s Impact on Dating and Relationships” commissioned by online dating sites JDate and Christian Mingle, more than 60 percent of single people said they communicate more frequently with potential dates because of their phones.

The next day, he texted the 26-year-old, “How’s it going?

” and the pair had a little back-and-forth before agreeing to meet up for a date after Thanksgiving. Even though they’d already set up a date, the guy kept texting Elisa throughout the break with various “just checking in” messages, including a “Happy Thanksgiving :)” text.Psychologists have conducted hundreds of studies in which they reward lab animals in different ways under different conditions.One of the most intriguing findings is that “reward uncertainty”—in which, for instance, animals cannot predict whether pushing a lever will get them food—can dramatically increase their interest in getting a reward, while also enhancing their dopamine levels so that they basically feel coked up.But that aside, what do guys really think about having full-on conversations without ever really saying a word? I'm heading to the East Village, any chance you want to meet up?Is bearing your virtual soul through the tips of your fingers and into a text a burden dudes bare — or the best way to get to know a girl? ' It's like, whoa, calm down, I haven’t even had a chance to respond yet."Giphy Pet peeves guys can live with — like too many smiley faces or even the occasional run-on text. "Photofunky Ben, 26, totes has no room in his vocab or his life for abbrevs. Chances are you have an i Phone and once you start typing the word it will finish it for you."In a similar vein, Josiah, 31 says, "It's a big turn-off when a girl tries to be more street or thug than she really is." Related: 16 Life-Changing Quotes From The Internet's Most Mysterious Poetweheartit No matter what you think, there are rules when it comes to texting.Turns out 59 percent of guys and girls don't want to be inundated with texts after a date before they get a chance to reply — and when it comes to the work day, less is definitely more.