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

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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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  • Andrew 2012/05/01 21:17:29
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Andrew
    Whenever I actually check my texts, I'll respond. As long as I know I have actually gotten a text, that is. I have a bad habit of keeping my phone on silent.
  • GiuliettaTomolei 2012/05/01 21:12:03
    I respond within minutes
    GiuliettaTomolei
    Unless I'm in a movie or out to eat with someone, I answer in minutes.
  • Bob 2012/05/01 21:07:00
  • Sabrena Heimes 2012/05/01 20:56:10
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Sabrena Heimes
    It really depends if I want to talk to the person and if I really care at all what they're talking about. Oh, and if I'm sleeping, leave me alone.
  • HipJipC 2012/05/01 20:52:39
    I respond within minutes
    HipJipC
    I respond quickly but it takes me a long time to text. I have an old phone. Luckily I only get a few texts a week because I really hate texting.
  • SEAL76 2012/05/01 20:52:11
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    SEAL76
    +1
    I have never responded to or sent a text in my life. I erase them.
  • (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<) 2012/05/01 20:50:00
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<)
    +1
    I'll text back when I decide to. I hate cell phones really.... and I don't understand the smart phone thing. I'm not that concerned with what everyone else is doing all the time. Especially for that price.
  • thisguy:) 2012/05/01 20:44:29
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    thisguy:)
    depends if i'm just sitting around, then of course i'll text back right away (unless the other person decides to take 10 minutes to reply after that). but if i'm busy then i just text when i can
  • zach 2012/05/01 20:36:02
  • kareem 2012/05/01 20:25:55
    I respond within minutes
    kareem
    I am responding to every thing written so fast . Specially that I have a blackberry and I always carry it .
  • Andre 2012/05/01 20:20:59
    I respond within 24 hours
    Andre
    I do not like texting to start woith, if you have something to say call, that's what a telephone is for after all. If by chance I am busy then, that's what voicemail is for, THEN I anszer by phone ASAP
  • Mitsurugi Chiba 2012/05/01 20:12:09
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Mitsurugi Chiba
    I actually have interest in texting...
  • Trista :) 2012/05/01 20:07:42
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Trista :)
    depends on if i have signal and if i even know i got a text message. i keep my phone on vibrate so sometimes i dont hear it.
  • Angel OFire 2012/05/01 20:06:32
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Angel OFire
    I have to admit I am a shocker when it comes to returning a txt message, I hate the phone with a passion therefore normally it takes me forever to get around to replying to any messages on it.
  • rah-rah 2012/05/01 19:56:25
    I respond within minutes
    rah-rah
    If I'm not busy as sOon as I get it! If its someone I'm ignoring I don't and say I didn't see it! If its someone who's asking for something I reply after an hour or so! If its someone who like me, I don't (especially if I don't like him)! If I'm busy with something I reply after doing whatever I'm doing, if its important I make time to reply then get back to whatever I was doing!
  • Quiet-is-feared 2012/05/01 19:55:40
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Quiet-is-feared
    Usually i will get a text, read it and then intend to respond to it later or when im free, but then i end up forgetting i got a text and when i look at my phone the little "new message" icon is gone because i already read the message, only i didnt reply lol. By then i have totally forgotten about the message and replying, so i turn my phone off or put it to sleep, i don't use it much...
    Maybe this is why people stopped texting me as often x)
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/05/01 19:50:54
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Margaret Jacobson
    SOON !! USUALLY LESS THAN 1/2 hour !! DEPENDS WHERE I GET IT
  • Animallover1222 2012/05/01 19:49:50
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Animallover1222
    We all have things to do.
  • fortycal_sig 2012/05/01 19:48:48
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    fortycal_sig
    ...which is never. Can't stand texting.
  • TJ 2012/05/01 19:47:29
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    TJ
    I don't.
  • Kat 2012/05/01 19:40:13
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Kat
    +1
    well, it depends on the urgency of the matter...I often don't respond at all
  • SODAHEADSHEAD 2012/05/01 19:40:03
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    SODAHEADSHEAD
    Uhhh...ASAP if I'm not bizzay! Lol!
  • JDog_90305 2012/05/01 19:38:39
    I respond within minutes
    JDog_90305
    I response within minutes if I am aware that I have a text and would hope that others will do the same thing if their schedule allows it.
  • Poison Ivy 2012/05/01 19:38:30
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Poison Ivy
    Sometimes right away but with my busy life, sometimes hours from the text to the point people are calling and asking why I haven't responded yet.
  • George 2012/05/01 19:36:59
    I respond within minutes
    George
    The answer is infinity-fold. I've been texting back and forth intantly with a woman I'm falling head over heals for and the conversation is seemless. I haven't responded to a woman looking for a booty call since last Sunday. Haven't responded to a hooker who was looking for $5 in over a year. Then theres a scale between...
  • Frenchi Le~ann 2012/05/01 19:36:43
    I respond within minutes
    Frenchi Le~ann
    I hate slower texters...
  • DARK QUEEN 2012/05/01 19:35:07
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    DARK QUEEN
    +2
    yea i sometimes i forget i have a phone
  • chingiss 2012/05/01 19:33:07
    I respond within 24 hours
    chingiss
    +1
    I work, so...... I'll get around to it.
  • kepowell 2012/05/01 19:32:51
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    kepowell
    I put I respond whenever I get around to it but I have my phone right near most of the time so its usually convinient to respond immeditately.
  • fooley177 2012/05/01 19:32:48
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    fooley177
    +1
    And "whenever I get around to it" means NOT AT ALL. I do not text. I do not know HOW to text. I do not WANT to know how to text. If anybody wants me THAT BAD, the telephone is the best option. Or she could send me a love letter.
  • kepowell fooley177 2012/05/01 19:33:44
    kepowell
    Don't be a fooley. Its very easy to learn and one of the most convinient things I've found ina long time
  • fooley177 kepowell 2012/05/08 22:06:10
    fooley177
    It may be very easy for YOU to learn, but what is easy for everyone else is a major challenge for me, and things that others do not understand make perfect sense to me. That's why I'm Fooley.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/05/01 19:29:51
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Tennessee3501
    +2
    I had to vote to comment. I do not send or receive text messages. If you do not want to hear my sensuous voice on the telephone, I do not want to talk to you!
  • kepowell Tenness... 2012/05/01 19:31:10
    kepowell
    +1
    cool your circle will get smaller and smaller. Change is ok you may find you like it
  • MakeCash25.com 2012/05/01 19:17:36
  • Mecynogea 2012/05/01 19:15:09
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Mecynogea
    Or when I see I got a message, which can be from minutes to hours later.
  • El Prez 2012/05/01 19:10:02
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    El Prez
    I actually never respond with a text. I use the "modern" form of communication and call people and have a conversation, instead of "writing notes all day".
  • TRUENEPHILIM 2012/05/01 19:09:33
    I respond within minutes
    TRUENEPHILIM
    +1
    i find it rude to wait to respond...if the person were standing in front of you and asked the same question....would you really wait 24 hours to respond??? that's just ignorant
  • Yu Ogata 2012/05/01 19:09:16
    I respond within an hour or so
    Yu Ogata
    In my mind, I feel it takes a few hours or more to reply especially when I text to girls.
  • Tre 2012/05/01 18:59:56
    I respond within minutes
    Tre
    +1
    Most times I respond quick. It generally depends on who it is that is texting me though.

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