Here are some rules you need to keep in mind while dating in the age of the millennials.
You want your new crush to ask you out and you can't wait to get the conversation flowing with all the confidence and awesomeness you have going on about you. However, somehow your crush seems to have missed out on your memo and it seems like clearly, he isn't interested in you.
Despite having it all together, many women and men have faced this dilemma before and the question that bothers all victims is the same—why does it happen to me? Why doesn't my crush respond? What's wrong with me, so on and so forth.
The answer to your questions could possibly be in the way you communicate. If dating application TrueView's study is to be believed, the way you communicate holds the answers to all your dating woes.
"It's important for singles to know that the dating rules have changed," says Whitney Casey, relationship expert for Match.com. "This study finds that dating behaviors drastically differ between the ages. Younger singles are more likely to befriend their date on Facebook, communicate by text messages after a date, and be evasive about their availability if they're not interested in a second date. Older singles are more cautious when it comes to dating in the digital era."
Here are few dating principles to swear by if you're single and looking to mingle with your crush:
You think you're a pro at texting and get the word across quickly with emojis and abbreviations, but you need to let go of these skills pronto. According to a new study carried out by dating app TrueView, there is a 68% more chance of you to get a response if your communication skills are good with excellent grammar to boast about. Basically, make use of full sentences and spell check your messages before hitting on send.
The study also shed light on the fact that you have a 45% probability of getting a reply from your crush if you add a touch of intimacy to it and 66% chance of getting a response if you are polite and courteous. This should make it clear that you must not resort to using cuss words or profanity when communicating with your dates.
Matt Verity, co-founder of TrueView, said: "After we realised that using explicit language just wasn't effective when trying to strike up a conversation with someone who has caught your eye, we decided to introduce a new feature that could help our users to curtail the profanity usage by introducing the naughty list—the technology is pretty simple, but it has a profound effect in converting the disgraceful message into a message your potential mother-in-law would be proud of."
If you are a woman and you send the first text, or even God forbid double-text, you will be labeled as desperate or aggressive by the other sex. Although this rule sounds a tad bit regressive, the key here is to appear interested, but not too interested. Available, but also busy.