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
    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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  • adele 2014/07/11 16:15:44
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Usually I get around to it within minutes but it depends who.... If it's someone from work wanting to swap shifts I usually forget about it and reply a day later... If it's a boy I like it's within 5 minutes, replying straight away looks desperate
  • Michael 2012/07/15 01:43:29
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    When I get a message, It just depends on what I'm doing at the time. Unless someone takes very long to respond...like 4 or 5 hours. Then, I usually take long to respond too :p
  • Selina 2012/06/19 17:05:14
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    i just don't text that much
  • RainbowKisses(: 2012/06/01 20:26:12
    I respond within minutes
    Unless im busy....
  • iluvcameronkennedy4ever 2012/05/11 22:56:03
    I respond within minutes
    unless its someone i dont really like, then ill only anser if i have no one else to talk to...if its my frends i anser ASAP!
  • Strawberry Field 2012/05/05 17:45:44
    I respond within minutes
    Strawberry Field
    I respond really fast! Unless I'm ignoring me
  • Ashlyn<3 2012/05/05 05:55:17
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Because usually when i'm texting, i'm texting alot of people at once and sometimes it takes me a few to text some people back. And when i'm hanging out with people I don't want to be rude so i text them later or I tell them ill text them later :)
  • greenmydaychemicalromance 2012/05/05 00:40:34
    I respond within minutes
    with in secs lol
  • Ocean Eyes 2012/05/04 22:16:39
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Ocean Eyes
    Everyone's answer should be whenever they get around to it.. People can't honestly have a selected time frame to answer text messages. Besides, it's not like anyone purposely waits around an hour to reply. Sometimes people get busy and if you're texting them you can't have a certain time frame expected for their reply. Everyone gets busy sometimes.
  • stevmackey 2012/05/04 18:27:41
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    I usually ignore text, It seems impersonal to me. I would rather hear the voice.
  • Dydy 2012/05/04 01:53:54
    I respond within minutes
    If I'm talking to my friends, I'll respond in seconds, but if it's someone I like, I take about 10 to 30 minutes just to make sure I dont respond to their Txts with something stupid and to keep them waiting ;D
  • Ardwin_Viesheight 2012/05/04 01:04:05
    I respond within minutes
    If I hear my phone or its by me, if not then obviously I wont reply.
  • KatherineKnight250 2012/05/03 12:58:26
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    If i see the message, i'll respond but sometimes i just don't do it because i don't feel like it
  • Amy Howard Quinlan 2012/05/03 05:04:39
    I respond within minutes
    Amy Howard Quinlan
    I respond as soon as I am alerted of it. Unless I'm driving, sleeping, etc. I must say though, it might be rude if someone takes forever to reply. But, I find it's extremely rude to be out to dinner, in a meeting, or having a conversation with someone in the flesh, who will not put their phone down cause they're busy conversing through text.
  • Louis Contreras 2012/05/03 01:46:46
    I respond within minutes
    Louis Contreras
    Unless I am busy with something else.
  • Nicole 2012/05/02 20:00:17
    I respond within minutes
    I feel as though if you don't respond within an hour or two then it's too late. Like if somebody texts "hey what's up" and then the other person feels like replying in 6 hours, by that time the conversation is over and the other person has moved on in life. It's not like an e-mail where you can reply whenever you want.
  • girkitty666 2012/05/02 15:49:52
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    it depends, i sometimes loose service or i have to do something real quick or my phones just being stupid
  • billie.terry 2012/05/02 10:47:34
    I respond within an hour or so
    ... but if I'm trying to give someone the hint that I'm not that bothered, I'll deliberately leave it longer.
  • Ashlea 2012/05/02 10:08:55
    I respond within minutes
    If I have my phone with me.
  • Giantfighter 2012/05/02 06:10:19
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    I'm no text freak!
  • Michael 2012/05/02 04:18:15
    I respond within minutes
    i feel as though texting is more urgent
  • handimom 2012/05/02 03:28:56
    I respond within minutes
    When I can. If someone texts during the night, when I'm asleep, they can just wait until I get up.
  • Angie 2012/05/02 01:24:35
    I respond within minutes
    ...if I have my phone with me, or I'm not driving. Otherwise, it depends on the circumstances of the moment.
  • ☆FritzW☆ 2012/05/02 01:17:39
    I respond within an hour or so
    The real answer is "I respond within an hour or so of when I realize I have a text that needs a response". Most of the text messages I receive are informational. When I check the phone, perhaps 4-5 times a day, is when I would respond. I prefer talking or using my PC to communicate. Old fashioned I guess.
  • NancyR1 2012/05/02 00:59:22
    I respond within minutes
    Most of my texting is for professional reasons, but I respond quickly to friends as well. That's just the kind of lady I am.
  • Nellie-TheQueenOfCraziness 2012/05/02 00:54:43
    I respond within minutes
    Unless I turn my phone off, I answer as quickly as possible. I just try to show some texting respect if they want a responce quickly.
  • Jayfeather 2012/05/02 00:08:24
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    When I first get the chancE.
  • Sarah Alexander 2012/05/02 00:07:18
    I respond within an hour or so
    Sarah Alexander
    It depends; if I can reply right away, I wil, but I'm pretty busy so responding with an hour or two is usually what happens.
  • RicksterBear 2012/05/01 23:57:05
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Usually if I have the phone nearby and I'm not busy I can respond within minutes. Otherwise i'll wait until i'm free or not busy.
  • darlenedoskas1969 2012/05/01 23:18:30
    I respond within minutes
    ...if I hear it "arrive" I usually answer right away, but if I don't hear it, I'll respond when I see it... it's not like it's hard, or takes long, after all! LOL
  • The Bee Guy 2012/05/01 22:58:52
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    The Bee Guy
    As I un a business and am often working, i may respond within minutes, or maybe if i miss a text, more then a day, depending upon what the text is about. obviously business related texts get a priority, pleasure somewhat less, unless a family emergency of some kind.
  • Flyingbug 2012/05/01 22:49:37
    I respond within minutes
    Usually within minutes, because it's usually something important. If it's not on anything really important or if I'm driving, I'll respond later.
  • Myranya 2012/05/01 22:32:13
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    I don't text, I've sent two text messages in my life, both for business/internet verification purposes. I've received about a dozen en didn't reply. I hardly use my cell phone at all, I keep it turned off unless I'm expecting something *really* important or a family member is ill or something similar... call me at home and when I'm not there, call back later (no answering machine either!). I don't care if people think it's inconvenient or think I'm oldfashioned, it works for me and I have no intent to change.
  • sophie 2012/05/01 21:48:07
    I respond within minutes
    I either respond straight away of if it is an aquard txt of the other person then maybe a few minutes/ hours.
  • LOLLIPOP 2012/05/01 21:45:59
    I respond within minutes
    Unless they keep texting me then hours or days.
  • wes 2012/05/01 21:38:19
    I respond within minutes
    But only when I'm driving........
  • Kira 2012/05/01 21:35:52
    I respond within minutes
    unless i want to make them wait lol
  • kaemordanel 2012/05/01 21:30:48
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    Which is never.I hate texting!
  • bella 2012/05/01 21:29:39
    I respond whenever I get around to it
    I'm a weird teenager i don't really text people that much =/
  • ✩Batman... bella 2012/05/01 21:46:57
    I don't either

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