By: Natasha Archary
How long a person takes to respond to your text messages shows their level of interest and how important you are in their life.
Unless it’s work related, because then it’s out of obligation that you are respond.
Thomas and Skhumba In The Morning, wanted to know if you’re quick to respond to texts or do you just blue tick people, leaving them on read?
Women will usually reply within an hour of receiving a message, but may also stretch out their response time and respond within 24-hours.
With men, a response is not guaranteed and it depends on a variety of factors including if he’s into you and how important the nature of the text is.
But, the bottom line is that 95% of texts are read within 3-minutes of them being sent. Which means that if they’re keeping you on read, you should take that as a sign that you are being ignored.
The quickest response time is a mere 90-seconds. That’s probably during the first weeks of a relationship when you guys stay up until the early hours of the morning texting.
Blue ticking is rude
When someone chooses to read your message and not respond, do not text them back. Hard as that may be to do, the fact is that most people have their phones on them at all times.
It takes on average, 3-seconds to respond with a simple, “Hi, I’m busy, chat later,” so no one is that busy for your messages to go unanswered.
We’ve all been ghosted by someone we were “dying” to hear from and as the culture of managing our social lives through our smartphones takes over, many are losing basic courtesy.
If someone takes the time to send you a message, and you don’t want to engage with them anymore, rather let them know.
Instead of playing hard to get and making them second guess themselves, why not just tell them you’re not interested and that you’d prefer it if you stopped texting?
Four out of 5 men would rather blue tick a woman than text back, while 3 out of 5 women wait for a man to text first.
No response is a response
No one is saying you should drop whatever it is you’re doing to respond to a text message, but no response is a response.
If someone has gone 48-hours without returning a text message that is plain rudeness and inconsideration.