3. The "Are you OK?" text
Of course he's OK! You know in your heart that the man is fine, but you haven’t heard from him in days and he seemed so nice, and he wouldn’t just ghost without an explanation, would he?
And so, you think of the worst-case, "dead in a ditch" scenario. Even if this was the case, he wouldn’t be able to text you and you probably aren’t close enough to go to his funeral. Cut your losses and move on.
4. The "Are you still awake?" text
Nothing good can come of this text except maybe a booty call. If that’s what you’re into, go for it. If not, your text can probably wait until the morning.
5. The "Is this over?" text
You sent this text because you crave closure. The reality is, if you haven’t heard from a man in a long enough time to warrant this text, then it is probably over. Even if he is just busy, you are not getting the attention you need. Know your limit and stick to it. Stop trying to make “fetch” happen, etc.
6. The "Seriously, I know you got my last text" text
Damn WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger! The "read" receipt has bred a whole new level of crazy texts. Whether you see they received your text and haven’t read it yet, or see they read it and haven’t responded, your reminder of the text’s existence probably won’t make a difference in the response time.