13 Texts All Guys Want to Receive

Navigating whether or not a guy is into your texting style can be tricky. Not everyone likes emojis or four exclamation points. Here are some pointers so you don’t end up sending texts no guys want to receive.

1. Good morning texts

Most people enjoy little signs of positivity, especially in the morning, a “good morning” text being one of them. This text essentially means you thought of them first thing when you woke up. Yes, that’s right, before caffeine and teeth brushing. Guys may act like they think texts like these are stupid and cliché, but in my experience, when they’re accustomed to it, they start to miss them when they’re gone. If you want to mix it up a bit a "have a good text" can also have the same effect.

2.“I had a really good time with you last night.”

Ugh, can we all just agree that receiving this texts just makes you feel like the best damn person on the planet? In fact, you were solely responsible for making someone else have a “great” time and that’s just amazing. Props to you and everyone involved. 10/10.

3. Memes

Everyone likes to think they have the best and most unique sense of humor. Having your friends or loved ones send you memes means that someone thought something was funny and wanted you to laugh along, even if you’re miles apart. They thought you’d enjoy something so silly or ridiculous, or perhaps it reminded them of a funny time you embarrassed yourself. In this day and age, meme sharing is bonding and it’s 100 percent normal.

4. Invitations

Whether it’s a party or a romantic date, it is nice knowing that someone remembered to shoot you a text when some plans are approaching. They like your presence.

5. Compliments

Telling your man that you think he’s hot will give him a little confidence boost throughout the day, especially since he knows you’re thinking of it. This is definitely geared toward people already in relationships so it won't sound so out of the blue. A few examples could be "you looked cute in your Snapchat you sent me" or "how did I get so lucky?" Make sure you're sending texts not only he's comfortable with, but you're comfortable with as well. There's definitely a difference between "ay daddy *insert heart eyes*" and "wow you look good."

6. “Come over.”

This is a little more aggressive than a simple invitation to your Uncle Bob’s barbecue. It clearly has some sexual implications for all of the right reasons. Guys like a woman who knows what she wants, and he’ll appreciate the tone. It’s really up to you whether to add winky faces or not. Is it overkill? Yes. Will it get the point across? Most definitely.

And if you simply wanted them to come over to hang out without the sex, maybe mention a few activities you'd rather do instead to clarify your intentions. He'll like to know what he's getting into.

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7. Long stories

If your guy loves you, he will appreciate your thoughts on how the universe is expanding and time is moving so fast. He will like the daily updates about which dogs you saw that day, and he’ll especially enjoy the childhood story of how you fell out of a tree in your grandma’s backyard. He will learn to appreciate your mood swings and the long, terrific tales that come with them of the rude girl in chemistry who would not stop kicking your chair. Whatever it is, they want to hear their significant other spill their heart out. They love you and your (bad) storytelling habits.

8. “I’m ordering food, what do you want?”

Because pizza and wings tonight sound amazing and he will thank you with a heart eye emoji. Double the points if you know his order by heart.

9. Chain texts

Those dirty, emoji-filled chain texts that blow up everyone’s phones around the holidays make you feel like a kid again. They are lighthearted and fun, and you can never really tell your grandparents why you’re smirking at your phone around Thanksgiving.

However, there are some people who don't enjoy these silly texts as much. If you or your man's humor  are more on the serious side, I'd opt out of texts of these sorts.

10. “I got my period.”

Hooray! This text mainly applies to guys you're sleeping with. No future baby in the next nine months may be good news if you're not planning a pregnancy.

11. Nudes

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Most people enjoy a nice booty pic every once in a while on Snapchat. If you're unsure of what to send, check out some safe rules for sexting.

12. Goodnight texts

Okay, the whole idea of dudes not liking feelings and emotions is pure bullshit. He likes knowing he was the first and last thing on your mind.

13.“I love you.”

Being loved rocks. Period.

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Stephanie is a freshman at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where she is a member of the Kappa Delta chapter. She is currently studying international relations with a minor in psychology. Stephanie hopes her future consists of making the earth a more sustainable environment, helping underprivileged children, and lobbying for women's rights. Additionally, her interests include dogs, green tea, and traveling. You can find her on Instagram at stephanie.huynh_