Late Night Texting? Here's How to Deal

By Paola Hernandez, Copy Cutie

credit: kennymatic (Flickr)You decided on a lowkey night in and are home relaxing. After going to bed, the person you’re seeing texts you at 1 a.m.  The later you receive a text, the more you want to question. TV shows such as How I Met Your Mother and Jersey Shore have taught us that nothing good happens after 2 in the morning. Sure, your boo could be texting/calling to say good night or that they’re on the way home. Not sure if that message is just friendly or beckoning for a booty call? Here are three indicators that can help you crack the code.

Heyyyyyy. The initial message gives you a heads up on what could be on their mind.  The more Ys are in the word hey, the likelier they’re looking to get into your pants. It usually takes least four Ys to give out the hint that they’re either horny or drunk. Not in the mood to be bothered? Respond with something like a hi or a hello if you’re not in the mood. Responding back with the same enthusiasm shows that you’re DTF (down to …). Want to get frisky? By all means, answer back so the two of you can enjoy a fun, impromptu night together.

Close but No Dice.  Your boo happens to be at the bar by your place and you’re out with your friends. It’s getting late and you get the ‘what are you up to’ text. If you know that they live farther away than you, they possibly want to come over to spend the night. It might not even be a booty call, just someone to sleep off the excessive amount of tequila shots that were consumed — but keep in mind of a hookup just in case. The last thing anyone wants to do at 4 am is have a huge argument due to a misunderstanding.

Friends Don’t Let Friends Drunk Text. One too many shots of Patron and hearing a love song on the jukebox has you missing your babe. You text them to say they’re on your mind and you can’t wait to see them. They might take this as an invitation to come over and have a little late night action. When you drink, you WILL loosen up and want to do things you wouldn’t normally do sober, so be cautious! Don’t send a message or mention freaky somethings in a phone call, because someone might get excited.

You might actually WANT to get it on late at night, in which case a late night text is completely acceptable. Whether you’re on the receiving or sending end of a message, Sundays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. is the time to send texts with discretion. The weekend? 2 a.m. is the norm because as Ted Mosby learns in Season 2 of HIMYM, nothing good ever happens after 2 a.m. …

Ever received a message for a late-night rendezvous? Share in a comment below.