For example, if you want to tease a girl but not come across as being too serious, you can say something like “Julie! It’s been forever since I’ve seen you :)” A text like this shows her that you’re inquiring about her and would like to know where she’s been lately. She’s so much more likely to reply to the first as opposed to the second, which is a little too pressing.At the same time, though, you’re making a bit of a joke about her not being around, so it’s a good way to ask something semi-seriously while at the same time coming across as playful. Using “lol” is a similar thing I like to do and recommend.

But when you keep it in, it shows that you’re just making a joke out of something boring. It’s so much easier to come up with your own as this has no context for a real conversation and would be useless if you tried to duplicate it.

Just try to understand the usefulness of “lol” here and there. Putting “lol” into every sentence, or even every few sentences, makes you look like a half-assed, not-so-funny, would-be comedian!

It’s not literally meant to mean that you’re “laughing out loud,” but it has transformed more into meaning that you’re joking or find something funny.

(The same thing could be said for using “haha” as this is interchangeable with “lol.”) To lighten the mood again for something that seems serious, you might say to a woman, “Yeah, I just got home from the gym.

Instead, use it rather sparingly and interchangeably with the smiley faces. Otherwise, you’ll come off as trying too hard to be funny and look weak.

Really before even thinking about what to text a girl, timing is perhaps the most import part of any good text game.

For me, waiting to hear back from people I had texted made me very restless.

I’d look at my phone every minute or so after I had texted a woman to see if she’d replied back yet.

They had to kick me out because I started lifting up the side of the building lol.” Just saying something ridiculous like this could get a laugh out of her, and the placement of that “lol” at the end of the sentence clearly tells her you’re joking around as opposed to just being weird.

Take that “lol” out of the sentence, and it really just comes across as strange.

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