The creators of HeTexted.com—the wildly popular blog for decoding “obtuse male texting”—give you a frank, funny, and refreshingly helpful guide to dating in the digital age.
You’re a busy, intelligent, modern woman. You stay on top of work email. You “like” all the baby photos your sister posts on Facebook. You found your dream job through LinkedIn. But when your crush texts you “What’s up?” every few days, yet never asks you out, what the heck does that mean?
These days, dating is more confusing than ever. Friending? Following? Liking? Poking? Linking? LOLing? WTF? In an era when FaceTime is no longer the same as face-to-face, it’s no wonder you can’t tell if he’s into you or just really into his iPhone.
This hilarious and essential guide from the founders of HeTexted.com—with totally straightforward guy sight from the HeTexted Bros—will help you autocorrect your digital dating life, from decoding your Facebook friendships, to reading the intentions behind guys’ perplexing texts, to deciding when—if ever—you should text him first. It’s He’s Just Not That Into You for the digital age and What to Expect When You’re Expecting…a second date—all in one invaluable package!
Winning and McDermott, creators of HeTexted.com where women evaluate "obtuse male texting" assist readers in navigating romance in the information age with the help of three "Brobassadors" who provide a male perspective. Among the array of topics covered are how to reveal subtext in a Facebook friend request, surprising phrases you should never text a guy, and musings on the disparity between a texted vs. a verbal "I love you." "The Ultimate Facebook Wall Decoder" provides interpretations for men and women on everything from their user handle to their photos and the qualities we look for on another's page. One man counters the erroneous thinking behind the "two biggest excuses girls make for bad male behavior" and exposes the truth about what he does with nude pics. The authors also draw from HeTexted users, such as the woman whose ex-boyfriend invited her over at 3 a.m. "just to talk" as well as many user-submitted screenshots. McDermott lampoons emojis, noting how "you can irony a thing to death until it's reborn to earnestness." The authors' and the Brobassadors' adherence to normative gender roles and double standards is bothersome, but unfortunately that's still the way of the world.