What His Texting Habits Reveal About His Feelings For You

Picture it — you've been texting with your crush for a while, and if you're really into the guy, you're likely spending way too much time trying to interpret inflection, context, and even what each emoji and punctuation mark might mean. Although you are happy to hear from him, there's that constant nagging question in the back of your mind: "Is he crushing back or just being polite?" It's obviously much easier to tell in person. 


Certified counselor and dating expert at Double Trust Dating, Jonathan Bennett, explained to Bustle, "In person, there are many factors you can use to determine if someone likes you. This includes vocal tone, facial expressions, physical touch, and other body language indicators." Those physical responses are obviously missing in a text, but even though the signs aren't quite as obvious as seeing someone casually flirt in person, text messages can reveal his interest if you know what to look for (via PairedLife).

He responds quickly

We all have busy lives and work schedules, but if you never have to worry about being left on read for hours and hours or, worse yet, days at a time, chances are good that the cutie you've been chatting up is into you, too. In the same interview with Bustle, Bennet explains, "One of the surest signs someone likes you over text is a rapid response. This shows that the other person is excited to receive your messages and wants to keep the conversation going. It demonstrates that answering you is a priority, even above and beyond other commitments."


His responses are long

If you send him a "How was your day?" message, and he responds with a novella, this guy wants to do way more with you than just chat (via HerWay). Guys simply won't put in the effort to engage that intensely with someone that they consider an acquaintance (via VixenDaily). That means he not only values your opinion and considers you a confidante, but he wants you to get to know him, as well. In an interview with Elite Daily, online dating expert and internet matchmaker, Julie Spira explained, "When someone isn't that into you, their responses to your text messages will be short, as in one to three words."


He's given you cute nicknames

Nicknames are so endearing because they are a simple way to show intimacy and closeness to another person especially in the early stages of a relationship, and according to Bustle, the reason you light up when he calls you "Sunshine" or "Sweets" is because he is creating a private bond between the two of you, and that's something really special. 


Want to make him feel good in return? Start throwing out some nicknames of your own for him. It will not only deepen the bond you are already building, but it will also give him the green light to continue pursuing something more with you (via Psychology Today).

The heart emojis start flying

Let's talk facts, ladies. Most guys aren't sending a string of emojis with their texts. So, if he starts attaching hearts here and there, even if they are as innocent as the yellow or pink ones, it's time to take notice. Rori Sassoon, premier matchmaker and CEO of PlatinumPoire told Bustle, "If they are sending a lot of hearts, kisses, or the smiley faces with heart eyes, it shows they are adding extra emphasis on sharing 'love'." 


Watch out for those purple hearts, however. Depending on where you want your text-to-something-more romance to go, it could be headed directly towards the bedroom, according to Ty Dolla $ign's "Purple Emoji" (via Cosmopolitan).