There's nothing so important that you need to keep messaging me without waiting for an answer." 6. I'm shy, so being able to hide behind the phone a little bit helps me.Girls forget that guys get nervous too." "I don't really text girls until I'm out.

Turns out 59 percent of guys and girls don't want to be inundated with texts after a date before they get a chance to reply — and when it comes to the work day, less is definitely more.

Plus, 45 percent of dudes don't want to be bothered with a message when they’re on the clock, but women, notorious for multitasking, seem to balance the workday and a steamy conversation just fine.

But that aside, what do guys really think about having full-on conversations without ever really saying a word? I'm heading to the East Village, any chance you want to meet up?

"It's hard enough trying to interpret what a girl is saying — let alone when she's using pigs and cacti and pink high heels in a message to me. " Though Joe, 31, agrees with the unwritten emjoi limit, he says that it's more the waiting game that really turns him off. QUESTIONS." Angry Gif For Ryan, 27, it's the 21 Questions game. "If she sent me a text she meant to send another guy, I'm just not interested in you anymore," he says. And guys weren’t afraid to spell ‘em out for us: "Without responding?

"When a girl takes forever to respond to a text it makes it really complicated to tell if she's into me or just trying to be nice by responding — or if she's playing hard to get." He adds, "Sometimes, I've honestly thought that maybe a girl already had a boyfriend because it took her hours to respond to the messages I was sending her. "I understand people make mistakes — and yeah, it's happened to me before so I'm a little jaded but like, you see my name right there in the message. I would definitely say my limit is like 4 or 5 texts," Rich, 33, says. " "I think texting is a great way to get to know a girl before asking her on a date," Alex, 26 says.

I kept picturing her running into a bathroom to hide and check her phone." And since catfish are everywhere, Joe's hesitations make sense — and they're probably more common than he (or anyone) expects. "I don't know what you're saying, but I'm pretty sure 99 percent of the time you can wait for my response." For Chris, 29, the rule is similar, but simpler: do unto others as you'd want done to you. They're nervous, they over-analyze and they definitely ask their friends if they should respond right away — or make you sweat it out a bit. "Texting is casual; an easy way to get to know someone and I feel like I get to be honest about the things I'm interested in.

He says, "Personally, I never send four texts in a row. And I think I'd be really annoyed if someone sent me that many texts without giving me the opportunity to respond first." Evan, 24, says that the limit is lucky number three. Here's the thing: If I'm not answering the first text, take that as a hint. "I don't like to say much in text messages," Phil, 28 says. just enough to keep them interested without giving away too much. I'm more likely to share things about myself and ask more personal questions in a text.

Is bearing your virtual soul through the tips of your fingers and into a text a burden dudes bare — or the best way to get to know a girl? ' It's like, whoa, calm down, I haven’t even had a chance to respond yet." 3.

​weheartit Guys might be visual, but that doesn't mean they want to stare at text after text of baby penguins and bears. "Make sure you know WHOGiphy Pet peeves guys can live with — like too many smiley faces or even the occasional run-on text.

Sirius, 28, revealed that when it comes to text etiquette, he can’t stand a girl that’s too expressive. "I hate the texts where a girl is like 'Hey, what are you doing? But these things, they said, they weren't willing to compromise on. " Photofunky Ben, 26, totes has no room in his vocab or his life for abbrevs. Chances are you have an i Phone and once you start typing the word it will finish it for you." In a similar vein, Josiah, 31 says, "It's a big turn-off when a girl tries to be more street or thug than she really is." 5.

"Too many emojis just kill a conversation—and definitely my interest," he says. I'm not sure what I’m doing later — or what I'm doing on Sunday morning for brunch. Tommy, 29, revealed that a girl he was seeing once sent a text to him intended for another guy. "The following words: whatevs, totes, appropro, lmfao, etc. "Stick to the 2-4 text rule before we respond." ​weheartit No matter what you think, there are rules when it comes to texting.