We here at Made Woman write a lot of articles, especially articles geared towards women. But we haven’t forgotten about our male readers. I know that this world of technology has made it almost pointless to pick up a phone and actually call a woman because you can just text, email, facebook, instagram, tumblr, tweet or skype her to get your point across. But, texting can be a problem when you are typing all of the wrong things to send the woman you like. So, to help you, we have compiled a list of texts NOT to send a Made Woman.
1) What we read: “Can I come have sex with you tonight?” Ok seriously, some of you guys need to stop with this one! If we wanted you to come over, we would ask you. Furthermore, the thought of you being this pushy and indirect is a turn off. Try replacing this one with: “Want to grab some frozen yogurt?” It’s casual, and hey, shows that you are at least attempting to get out of the house.
2) What we read: “Here’s an unsolicited picture that you probably don’t want to see, but I’ll send it anyway”. Think about this one real hard before you send us a picture. If we wanted a picture, we would ask for one. Do you really think we are interested in seeing your headshot, picture of your family or your pet, your genitalia, or the interior of your car? (We here at Made Woman have seen A LOT of picture messages).
3) When all you do is text us, you set the stage for nothing but impersonal communication. At that point, we are not even sure if you are interested in knowing what our voice sounds like. We are almost guaranteed an awkward time if we do actually get around to hanging out with you because we don’t know you beyond text messages. Replace this with: An actual phone call.
4) This is a classic case of what I like to call the “redbox date.” When a man thinks spending a dollar on a movie and calling you over to ply you with cheap liquor is a good date. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that we ladies can’t ever be satisfied with a nice calm evening. But the “redbox date” should come later in the dating phase. If you are suggesting this within the first month: we have a problem. A made woman likes to feel you put some effort in to taking her out. It’s not about spending the most money, it’s about thinking beyond sex. When you text this sort of thing, you appear “pressed” to get us in bed. Then we label you all kinds of ways like “thirsty” and “stupid”. Replace this with: Anything else.