Alright men, listen up, it’s time you re-learned a thing or two about texting etiquette. No, I’m not talking about whether or not to send a dick pic. The answer is always NO, unless she requests it…a lot like consent, wait for her permission.
Today is National Grammar Day, and I’m here to provide on grammar. Yes, you heard me right, grammar. Honestly, if you have bad grammar you are more likely to not receive a text back.
Your grammar is atrocious, and you’re not going to get a second date with me. There are other guys out there that will take me to their house and cook me dinner even though they’re rare. We’re not going to get along because you were too oblivious to understand that where you are is not where I want to be. So, then, if you decide to fix your grammar you will be better than most others out there. We’ll be the perfect two too if you agree to all of this. Make sense?
A study that was released by Zoosk (online dating site) found that 48% of 9,000 singles they polled found bad grammar to be a deal breaker. You got that right, your “there, their and they’re” are the reason you’re single.
Spelling. Most millennials are decent spellers, but guess what exists now…AUTOCORRECT. So, why are you still spelling things wrong? 72% of singles said they were “turned off” by blatant spelling errors. 72% is a lot of people. If you’re reading these statistics and you’re not contemplating fixing your grammar, then we need to talk.
I am being slightly biased because there are some ladies out there. Yes you, that text using word fillers, like, ‘um’…you don’t need to be Cher from Clueless. This is a text, you can take as long as you want to reply, no need for word fillers.
Here are just a few quick texting etiquette tips that could take your texting game to new levels:
- Yes, people clearly do care whether you use the right tense and possession words. If you have no idea what either of those two mean, goodbye.
2. If I correct your spelling or grammar this should be your reaction. You should thank me.
3. Lastly, they always say in the end the nerd gets the girl. Well, honestly they’re right. If you duds keep spelling words wrong we’ll all end up with this guy, and I’m okay with it!
All jokes aside, the numbers do not lie. Speaking with proper grammar and spelling words correctly shows that you are not a Neanderthal. We were taught the proper way to speak English in grade school for a reason. It’s a sign of success and intellect. So, before you send your next text, take a quick proofread before you hit send.
Featured image via screengrab of Gossip Girl.