Consider this your guide to relationship texting etiquette.
But please, don't follow these rules for face-to-face conversation.
Don't you know there are rules to this sort of thing?
I mean, you wouldn't simply Never you fear, young Casanova.
The worst thing that could ever happen is to give her a whiff of how desperate you are for this date.
When she sends you a text like "What are you doing today?
You just scored the digits of your second hottest prospect on OKCupid and you're ready to start scheduling actual dates.
But don't start tapping away at that touchscreen just yet.
(I've never gotten past texting; I actually have no idea what real dating is like.) Trust me on this.If you get a well-typed, thoughtful paragraph about her bad day or his dinner suggestions, the most impactful response is a nice "k." Or "cool." Or how about "ha." That one always works.