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How Long Do You Take to Respond to a Text Message?

Living 2012/04/30 21:00:00
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How long do you wait to text someone back, especially if it's someone you're interested in? A new poll about texting and dating from U.K.-based mobile news site Recombu finds that most men will respond to a text from a woman within one hour of first receiving it, How About We reports.



The findings, which were first reported by Mashable, also show that after the first hour, there's a smaller -- but still fairly good chance -- the guy will respond within the next 24 hours. If he hasn't responded by the next day, the chances of him replying within two days, or by the next week, are small -- more likely than not, he won’t reply at all. (We've all been there.)

As for women, like men, most will reply to a text message within an hour of getting it. However, unlike men, if they don’t respond within an hour, they're almost just as likely to reply within 24 hours. Yup... it's called playing hard to get. We've often wondered about texting etiquette, and not just when you're dating. Since text messages are so immediate, is there an obligation to write back as soon as you receive it? Or is it OK to wait an hour or two... maybe even a day?

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  • sophie 2012/05/01 21:48:07
    I respond within minutes
    sophie
    +3
    I either respond straight away of if it is an aquard txt of the other person then maybe a few minutes/ hours.

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  • jeffbrassfield 2012/04/30 23:04:42
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    jeffbrassfield
    I respond if I feel like. Sometimes not at all.
  • ameliathelion 2012/04/30 23:02:44
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    ameliathelion
    Unless it's talking to someone important ;-)
  • MistyFay8879 2012/04/30 22:57:36
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    MistyFay8879
    Unless its from my hubby! :))
  • Xitlalilolly 2012/04/30 22:52:53
    I respond within minutes
    Xitlalilolly
    i tend to get bored!
  • Zeus2713 2012/04/30 22:50:08
    I respond within an hour or so
    Zeus2713
    Could be soon, I usually like to within that time
  • Rhi-ot. 2012/04/30 22:47:28
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Rhi-ot.
    +1
    People always get annoyed with me because some days it takes me very long to respond, or some days I just don't even bother. I really don't care a lot of the time.
  • Striker 2012/04/30 22:46:34
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Striker
    +3
    No "friend" of mine texts me. They all know better!
  • Metaldane 2012/04/30 22:43:10
    I respond within minutes
    Metaldane
    I reply as soon as I get it usually in less then a minute it's why I prefer txting I'm a faster txted then talker lol.
  • MDC 2012/04/30 22:36:51
    I respond within minutes
    MDC
    Within seconds sometimes :)
  • UndeadZander 2012/04/30 22:34:22
    I respond within minutes
    UndeadZander
    it just bugs me if i dont respond right away D:
  • Willski 2012/04/30 22:32:17
    I respond within minutes
    Willski
    if it needs a reply, i'll send one as soon as i notice it.
  • Honeybuns 2012/04/30 22:29:26
    I respond within minutes
    Honeybuns
    It takes me 2 or 3 minutes to respond back to someone. But if the person sends a long text message.Then about 5 or 6 minutes. Also depends on who the person is that is texting me.If i don't like them then i text back something short and quick. So we cant really have a conservation.
  • luisofsuburbia 2012/04/30 22:27:52
    I respond within minutes
    luisofsuburbia
    Depending on who it is :)
  • Greatkibble 2012/04/30 22:27:06
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Greatkibble
    +1
    It all really depends on available I am. Sometimes I wonder if people are wondering why I don't reply back sooner but they don't know that I'm actually afk cause I'm busy in the real world.
  • Yaati 2012/04/30 22:24:45 (edited)
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Yaati
    +1
    Which is never.

  • glass_butterfly ~YSU~ 2012/04/30 22:15:16
    I respond within minutes
    glass_butterfly ~YSU~
    Actually depends, if I have to think about it. Or it depends on what it says. I'm a pretty fast texter so you count on my response... unless I forget. texting GIF
  • Cellar Door 2012/04/30 22:12:59 (edited)
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Cellar Door
    +1
    If I get around to it. Sometimes if I don't know them that well it gets awkward, hah. x3

    I don't text much anyways.
  • Skip Shekerko 2012/04/30 22:03:14
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Skip Shekerko
    +1
    I DON'T have Texting! I don't want Texting! I think the telephone companies should stop providing Texting!! Then there wouldn't be anymore people being foolishly killed while driving and the law maker wouldn't be able to erroneously make erroneous laws that cost us tax payers and drivers money that we don't have!!! All the results of problems being made or caused lies in the fault of the phone companies, not the lay person in public!! Why should we, the public, pay for the phone company's and the state's financial gain!!!???????? Why??? When will the public WAKE UP??!!!!!
  • Greatki... Skip Sh... 2012/04/30 22:31:38
  • Omni Skip Sh... 2012/05/01 08:47:44
    Omni
    The public likes their freedom. And taking personal liberties away doesn't usually go well.
  • bienvenu.Mole 2012/04/30 22:01:31
    I respond within minutes
    bienvenu.Mole
    +1
    What u want to me in the sodahead?
  • William Waters 2012/04/30 21:59:45
    I respond within an hour or so
    William Waters
    People that respond within minutes must either not work or have a job with lots of idle time built into it...I think it is more addicting than people want to admit....Go outside and do some yard work or take a walk without your ipad or kindle or whatever, come back inside and fire up your PC, and voila, your emails are still there and didn't run away because you didn't respond to them within minutes.....just sayin'!!
  • vanterpool 2012/04/30 21:59:20
    I respond within 24 hours
    vanterpool
    +1
    I liked none of the answer... depending on whom it's from will determine my response time
  • Rock 2012/04/30 21:57:30
    I respond within minutes
    Rock
    There's no point to texting people if they don't respond or look at your message in a timely fashion. If you don't respond, then I call you to make sure you got my message and then like I said, there was no point to texting to begin with.
  • Sterling 2012/04/30 21:54:46
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Sterling
    +2
    Takes me a while. Just fricken call me.
  • joshua ... Sterling 2012/04/30 22:27:58
    joshua ben-ami
    +2
    I agree
  • ~Adrien~ 2012/04/30 21:54:10
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    ~Adrien~
    I like to text, rather than talk, but I'll respond when I have time. Isn't that the point? ;-)
  • Sunshine 2012/04/30 21:52:11
    I respond within minutes
    Sunshine
    I usually have my phone in my pocket, so I respond as soon as I can.

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