If you’ve been adhering to the three-day rule, you’re doing it all wrong. According to dating app Hinge, the best time to follow up on an initial text is — drumroll, please — three hours and 52 minutes after receiving it. Precise, no? Your message will be a gentle, not needy, reminder, and Hinge discovered that you’re more likely to get a response than not. If you’ve waited three days, though, it’s still worth sending a message — follow-up texts have higher response rates than playing it cool. Just don’t nudge with a “Hey.” You’re more creative than that.
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