The first instinct you have when you don’t get a text returned right away is usually the correct one (in my opinion) when you are dealing with women who don’t know you very well. A woman who wants to see you will return your texts pretty quickly even if she is not normally a return-texter. That thing you do in your head when you don’t hear back from someone in a while, that “well, she is just busy, or she has her phone in her bag so she doesn’t look at it all the time” is bullshit. A girl who likes hearing from you and wants to meet up checks that thing even if she normally doesn’t.
But here’s the thing: I don’t even understand the person who does not text back the guy she does not want to see. I text everyone back. If I don’t text you back, you can be sure that it is certainly because I am just busy or that it is in my bag. Worst case scenario – I get the message, read it, but I got tricked into riding a horse and cannot physically respond for fear of falling off the horse. I think to myself, “I will return the message to you when I get back to the stable or ranch or castle,” and I pocket the phone. Of course my brain goes immediately back to the task in front of me which is trying to figure out why I am a horse and how do I brake. I forget that you ever texted me in the first place.
So, I went on a date with my mother. Well, hold on. Let me explain. I met a girl online who lives in my mother’s town. I set up a date with the girl (via text), then texted my mother (do you see a pattern?) and told her I might be in town over the weekend. The idea was to make my mother feel like she was the reason for the visit. It was supposed to be a win-win: date with the pretty girl, brownie points with my mom. It ended up being date with my mom. I did not get my text returned.