You just scored the digits of your second hottest prospect on OKCupid and you're ready to start scheduling actual dates.

It's like she and her friends have studied texting at the Bruce Lee Flying Kung Fu Fingers School or something.

Too bad texting isn't a job skill we can put on her resume.

Text messaging isn't necessarily a tool of Satan, but there can be quite a bit of misinterpretation and miscommunication if not used correctly!

Texting is a great way to stay connected to someone you are madly in love with, and a convenient tool to touch base with casual or new dating partners.

Don't you know there are rules to this sort of thing?

I mean, you wouldn't simply Never you fear, young Casanova.

", wait an hour to respond so it seems like you're accomplishing something really impressive instead of sitting on the couch. Even though you've got at least an hour to craft each response to perfection (if you're following rule No.

She'll immediately conjure images of you practicing your latest ballad on your guitar or volunteering at a soup kitchen — you know, something super fly. 2 correctly), your responses should seem as rushed and hurried as possible.

The worst thing that could ever happen is to give her a whiff of how desperate you are for this date.