The stats speak for themselves: Friendly emoji users are way more likely to get out on real, live dates.A smile or a wink helps the reader show you’re being light-hearted or flirty, both good text techniques and better than a “haha” or “lol,” which Steinberg says can be a total turn-off for some.If he keeps it brief, maybe he's not a texting dude.
The person you’re texting doesn’t necessarily know you or your sense of humor.
So re-read, double-check, and be careful: “Your texts are stripped of tone and facial expressions—no matter how many emoticons you include,” says House.
One good way to do this: check out the length of his texts versus the length of yours.
If you scroll back and see that you're wordy and he responds with just one word, ask yourself: "Are my levels of interest even with his? When in doubt, use a 1:1 ratio—he should initiate half the time, and so should you.
Thirty-one percent of men and women met their last date online (as opposed to six percent in a bar), 34 percent of daters in their 20s expect a response to a text in under 10 minutes (!