If you're reading this article, it's likely that you've recently been on a first date and are wondering when would be a good time to send a text message. I'm sure you can't get that question out of your mind right now and, unfortunately, it doesn't have one simple answer.
But I'd like to use my experience and give you a few pointers to help you make your decision. I hope my advice will be useful and enable you to choose the right moment to send a text.
It's a funny thing, texting. It's only been in use about ten years but it's come to be an important form of communication.
In the old, pre-texting days the thing to do was to call after one or two days and thank your date for a great time. This is, of course, still a valid option, but these days people tend to prefer sending a short message.
Things are a little different now and it's not always easy to know what's the best way of dealing with the situation.
A quick message within one day of the date would be my best advice. The same night, even, as long as you keep it short and sweet.
Try bringing up something that happened during the date and keep the tone light and fun. You don't even have to admit that you had a really good time. The fact that you are sending a text will transmit that message.
This should also be the start of a text conversation between the two of you, which has the big advantage of breaking the ice a little prior to the follow up call.
When you make this call a day or two later, you know you'll have something to talk about because you've already sown the seeds of the conversation in your text messages