They may not realize what they're doing, but it's still not fair.
“Good night, sweet Angel,” he texts you, just before you turn off your phone for the night. This may be due to the fact that so many more people today are using dating sites, social networks and various online forums to meet and interact with new people.
It's 2016 and much of the getting-to-know-you stage in a budding relationship is done over text message, which definitely has its pros and cons.
On the plus side, you get to think about what you're going to text your crush instead of having to come up with cute, clever things to say on the spot.
If they were really interested, they would have told you they were busy tonight and would love to hang another time, not leave you on read and then conveniently become available right in time to Netflix and Chill.
What It Means: Being funny is definitely a turn on, but if your crush is constantly sending you GIFs and memes in response to serious texts, it's a sign they probably can't take much seriously.
And just when you're totally ready to write them off, they text you out of the blue like nothing ever happened!What It Means: Even though you and your crush clearly get along, if they keep ghosting you and then resurfacing ages later, they're stringing you along.They're not interesting in being in a relationship with you, but they also don't want you to be with anyone else so they give you just enough hope to keep you intrigued.But he's always responding super-late with one-word answers.What It Means: This is exceptionally confusing because "haha" and "lol" seem like positive reactions, right?But if he isn't carrying his share of the conversation and is instead placating you with a bunch of hahas, he's actually just being lazy AF.It may mean he's not interested in pursuing anything outside of class, and that's OK!Here are a few helpful tips – from an “insider” male perspective – of 5 red flags you should keep an eye out for to spot a guy who’s trying to pull a fast one on you.In my college days, many moons ago, I perfected the art of meeting girls online.Unfortunately, through a combination of hormones and immaturity, I learned to perfect this system into one where I could convince nearly any girl at all – from the shy bookworm to the bubbly cheerleader – to become fascinated enough with my persona that they would go on a date with me Now, over twenty years later, I’m going to spill the beans on the tried and true tricks that guys still use online today.The hope is that my two young daughters will read it some day, and become immune to these antics. All it takes is a witty remark or flirty jesting to make a girl smile and break down any defensive shields around her heart.