Dating text message etiquette
Similar to messaging, you don’t want to send a text that’s as long as a Tolstoy novel. You’re giving them a lot of information to take in (which means it may take them a while to respond), and it could kill the mood and prevent any kind of cute banter from getting started. There isn’t a strict timeline here, but a Business Insider article says no longer than one to three hours.
On the flip side, you don’t want to send a series of one- or two-word texts all within a short amount of time. Remember you can’t control what they do, but you can control what you do.
And setting the example is what you should be doing.
Texting is a sign that you’ve taken communication with your match to the next level, and you don’t want to blow it. Earlier, we talked about how annoying it can be when you’re waiting forever for someone to respond to your message, but that feeling is significantly amplified when it’s texting.
ALWAYS text the day after the night when you've first had sex.
I know I'm old-fashioned, but I think the ball is firmly in the man's court the day after his balls have been firmly pressed against her nether parts. If you've been out with someone enough times that you feel it's necessary to tell her you don't want to see her any more--whether that means you two have gone out on five dates, or three--have the decency to call or send an email, at the very least. Especially if you think you're going to hurt her feelings.
You don’t want to be the cause of someone’s frustration in online dating, so try to be as prompt as you can with your replies.
For example, if someone messages you in the early evening, and you’re interested in them, make an effort to respond before you go to bed.
These included things like not slouching at the dinner table, walking with your head high and your shoulders back, crossing your legs at the ankles instead of the knees, and not waving frantically with your hand.