You Said It: The Follow-Up Text is a Must. So What Do You Write?by Chiara Atik on February 28, 2012
Last week, we briefly wondered whether sending a follow-up text immediately after a good date is coming on too strong. Happily, 64% of you voted that a follow-up text is definitely a must (with 33% of you simply suggesting to wait a day before sending it, and only 3% saying it was coming on too strong).
So, the next time you have a great date, don’t hesitate before sending a quick, polite text letting them know you had a good time. The purpose of this text is simply to thank them for a fun afternoon/evening, so really don’t stress out about it. If your date had a good time as well, he or she will be stoked to hear from you, and if they didn’t, well, whatever, you were just being polite.
If you don’t know what to write, you can always use this very generic, works-in-every-situation template:
“Hey, that was fun. Hope to do it again, sometime!”
If he or she paid for or organized the date, make sure to thank him/her in your text.
“Thanks for dinner…I had a really nice time.”
Or, if you do want to allude to a “next time,” you can try variations of…
“Next time, it’s on me…”/”Rematch sometime soon…”
A third strategy is to simply text about something that you guys had been talking about on the date. But definitely don’t overthink it: the point is to sound casual and natural, not scripted and over-written.
What do you usually send as a follow-up text? Tell us in the comments.