If we sneak a quick glance at your phone when you're texting your special someone, and we see something like the screenshot below:
…we can instantly tell you’re screwed:
The Great Wall of China may not be visible from outer space, but we can see your Great Wall of Text with just a quick glance out of the corner of our eye:
The length of your texts, and of the other person’s texts, is an extremely important factor to always be aware of. Without even reading any of the messages, we can tell from the huge size difference between green and gray that you’re coming off needy and desperate.
If you have a habit of replying to a short text with an overly long text, it means you’re willing to give them emotional value without expecting to get back an equal (or greater) amount of value from them. You’re already sold on them, but you’re still working hard to sell them on you. That’s the unmistakable impression you make purely via the size of your texts. Size matters.
Reasons to shorten your text:
Reasons to lengthen your text:
Overwhelmed? Luckily, there's a simple rule of thumb: make your texts approximately as long as their texts.