", wait an hour to respond so it seems like you're accomplishing something really impressive instead of sitting on the couch. Even though you've got at least an hour to craft each response to perfection (if you're following rule No.

She'll immediately conjure images of you practicing your latest ballad on your guitar or volunteering at a soup kitchen — you know, something super fly. 2 correctly), your responses should seem as rushed and hurried as possible.

The one-word answer is akin to the smile and nod in face-to-face conversation.

It recognizes the person is talking, but allows you the freedom to completely zone out and instead focus on what's important to .

(I've never gotten past texting; I actually have no idea what real dating is like.) Trust me on this.

If you get a well-typed, thoughtful paragraph about her bad day or his dinner suggestions, the most impactful response is a nice "k." Or "cool." Or how about "ha." That one always works.

Consider this your guide to relationship texting etiquette.

But please, don't follow these rules for face-to-face conversation.

The worst thing that could ever happen is to give her a whiff of how desperate you are for this date.

When she sends you a text like "What are you doing today?

Don't you know there are rules to this sort of thing?

I mean, you wouldn't simply Never you fear, young Casanova.

If she waits an hour to respond to important and busy than she is. If simple conversations take days, you're doing it right. What, do you want to be the one who is always putting the most effort into the relationship? You don't have time to spell things correctly — you're busy volunteering at the soup kitchen, remember?