A user’s guide for the complexities behind simple words
By Chandler Walter, Avid Texter
We know things can be complicated, especially when love is involved. That’s why we here at the Other Press felt it would be beneficial to our readers to supply them with this handy guide for text messages, DMs, and even Tinder conversations.
Here’s what people REALLY mean when they text you these common messages.
This message is a clear example of someone trying to express themselves on the deepest level possible. Many men are afraid to show their emotions, so late at night is the safest time to do so, as you have the cover of darkness. This text is a cry for help, even, and is essentially asking the person they are sending it to: “Are you awake right now? I need someone to confide in, to talk to, and to stroke my hair while I weep.”
Wyd OR What you doing?
You’re a lucky person if someone texts you this, as it shows that they truly care about you, and are making sure that you are safe and sound. It is also a clear indicator that they find you interesting, smart, and funny, and that they would like to get to know you more as a person. This text is usually followed by a proposition to “hang out” which probably means an extravagant picnic date has been planned, or perhaps a nice walk together.
This simple yet elegant message shows that the sender is quite the philosopher, and expects that you are wise and deep enough to join them on a path to enlightenment. To ponder together the great questions of the universe, to discuss at length exactly what the question mark symbolizes: “Why?”
Get ready for some late night discussions and mind-expanding realizations!
This is the most serious of all the texts covered in this user guide. This is a clear indication that the sender is ready to take things to the next level with you, spiritually and emotionally. Odds are a dinner has been made in your honour, and they want you to meet their parents and extended family. Be sure to come prepared and with your wits about you as there will probably be multiple games of Monopoly and serious conversations about the future of your relationship.
Send some pics
This flattering text is an acknowledgement that the sender praises your skills as a photographer, and would like to see some of your recent work. Send them the picture of the full moon you took the other week, or the ladybug that landed outside your window. They will surely love those.