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If She Doesn’t Text You Back Immediately, Her Hands Are Busy

This is a guest post by the Captain Power.

There is no excuse for a woman to ignore your text, especially if she is into you. If a woman really likes you, you will receive a text message response in lightning quick 5G speed.

There are only several legitimate excuses why a woman doesn’t text you back, and it all depends on what time of the day it is:

  • Morning: The least worrisome. Either she sleeps in late or she is legitimately preoccupied with work or school. If over an hour passes without her texting you back, then she is ignoring you.
  • Afternoon: The rule of thumb in the afternoon is about thirty minutes. Either she is out for lunch, taking a sloppy shit, or once again busy with work. That fact that you know that she is awake cuts down on the benefit of the doubt.
  • Dinnertime: The only excuse is the gym, and even at the gym most women are locked into their phones. At this point I would cut the benefit of the doubt down to fifteen minutes.
  • 9pm-midnight: At this time of the night, the rule of thumb is two minutes. At this point there is really no excuse why a woman won’t text you back immediately unless a) she is having sex, b) she is with her boyfriend or c) she is working a shift at a strip club

Different rules apply on the weekends:

  • You can move the morning expected wake up to 1:30-2pm, depending on how hard she partied the night before.
  • If you get a weird text between 5-7am, she was just waiting for her boyfriend to go to work.
  • If you don’t get a response the entire weekend, sorry, but her hands were busy…

Power out!

The Captain Power blogs at Captain Power’s Underground Training Site. Also check out his book Work Out, Lose Weight and Stop Being Single.

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  • Dam! And the Captain has spoken! Great Post!

  • Or her phone died. That happens to me all the time.

  • @Professor Hale When she is into you, that phone will stay charged..

  • MarkyMark

    Sorry, but I just don’t get this texting thing. If I can’t say something in a few words (e.g. telling my brother my flight arrival time and/or gate has changed), it’s just easier to pick up the phone and make a call.

  • Zampano

    I completely disagree with this – less in content, more in philosophy. By taking a post like this to heart, any time a girl doesn’t reply to you IMMEDIATELY you are forced to assume she’s banging someone else. What a beta way to look at the world. Who gives a fuck what she is doing.

    For an example: I texted this girl two nights ago and she sent one succinct text back and that was it. I sent a response. Nothing. I chose not to worry about it (or assume that her hands were busy) and went about my business.

    In the morning I get fourteen texts, all of which were relevant to the night prior. Her phone service had fucked up and her texts weren’t going through.

    Matt knows I have mad love and respect for him. And to The Captain Power, you are cool too – I mean no disrespect, and Matt knows me well enough to know that I’m not a troll. But I disagree fundamentally with this post.

    Hope all is well with you, by the way, Matt. Hit me up on Skype if you’re ever free, been too long.

  • Aaron

    My phone is usually on silent and I’ll often go 45 minutes without noticing a text. A lot of girls have their phones on silent.

    I agree with Zampano above that this suspicion may not be good to take to heart for new guys. They may freak out and get beta.

    Assess from the individuals baseline behavior. If she’s a super social girl who never doesn’t have her phone in her hand, be more suspicious. If she’s more of an introverted bookworm, try not to take it personally.

  • Aaron

    An issue with sharing advice like this is it’s more marketable to talk in absolutes.

    “X ALWAYS means Y!”

    Even though it’s obviously less accurate.