Boring texts are conversation killers.
Who wants to have small talk all the time?
So, if the super hot guy you’re texting doesn’t seem to be great at making conversation and is sending you boring text messages, what do you do?
Keep reading to find out how to reply to boring texts from a guy!
Make sure he’s interested in you
Before you go putting in a ton of time and effort into replying, you need to make sure that this guy is actually interested in you.
I know it sounds harsh, but there are guys who are happy to text you when they have nothing to do, but they might not have any intention of taking things further.
Sometime guys will even purposely send boring texts, hoping that you won’t continue the conversation.
You need to find out if he’s just a bit shy and bad at texting, or if he’s not that interested in getting to know you.
It can be hard to know what a guy is thinking but here are some signs that he might not be into you:
1. He never texts you first
2. He doesn’t ask you questions about yourself
3. He avoids answering questions
4. He regularly takes hours or days to reply to you
5. He never apologizes for taking so long to reply
If the guy you’re texting does any of the above, it’s a clear sign of disinterest. Don’t worry about replying to his boring texts because he’s not worth your time anyway!
How To Reply To A Boring Text From A Guy You Like
1. Get him talking 🗣️
There’s only so much small talk you can do before texting becomes really boring, even if you have a huge crush on the guy you’re talking to.
Remember that not everyone is a great conversationalist, some guys might need help getting a conversation started.
If a guy is sending you boring text messages, you need to take the lead and steer the conversation in a more interesting direction.
A great way to do this is to find out what he’s passionate about by asking him thoughtful questions.
This will get him talking, help you get to know him better, and maybe you’ll even find things you both have in common!
You can go about this two ways. You can either ask him a question out of the blue or ask him more about something he’s mentioned before.
Here are some examples:
Guy: I’m just home, I went for a run
You: Nice! Are you training for something? You seem to go running a ton
Guy: Hey 🙂
You: Hey! I’m looking for new podcasts to listen to, do you have any recommendations?
By asking him specific questions you’ll get to know his interests and he’ll get to know yours too.
It will also help you to find topics that you both enjoy talking about and want to elaborate on which will lead to rich, engaging conversations.
The goal here is to get to know him and what he’s into, just as much as it is for him to learn about you.
2. Be flirty 😘
If a guy is sending you boring texts but you’re pretty sure he has a crush on you, it’s usually because he’s nervous or he doesn’t know if you like him in that way back.
Sending him a flirty response is a great way to let him know that you’re interested and is a quick way to confirm that he’s into you too.
Flirting will liven up the conversation and make it more fun. It can be super interesting to see a guy’s reaction to a flirty challenge or question.
Nothing spices up a boring conversation more than being flirty!
Here’s a good example of a flirty response to a boring text:
Guy: What are you up to?
You: I’m just getting dressed.
This simple answer is not only flirty, but it’s engaging.
He doesn’t know what clothes you currently have, or don’t have, on but he is definitely going to be thinking about it.
It might even prompt him to ask you!
3. Send a picture 📸
Sometimes text conversations just go stale. This generally happens when you don’t know that much about each other.
When you get to know someone better you can ask them about a much wider range of topics and about the things going on in their lives.
If a guy is sending you boring texts, it could just be that he’s not sure what to say because he doesn’t know you very well.
In this situation, a perfect way to reply is to send a photo. This will give him more context about you and more to ask you about.
It also means you don’t have to spend too much time thinking about how to reply!
You could send a photo that answers his question, a picture that’s related to the topic you’re talking about, or you could send him a random photo to move the conversation on to something more interesting.
Sending a guy a photo of what you’re doing right at that moment, whether it be making food, watching TV, working out, or having coffee with friends, is a super easy way to reply to a boring text.
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4. Emoji Power 💪
If you get a boring text from a guy, and you don’t want to go through the motions of small talk, just reply with an emoji.
Emojis can be interpreted in several different ways, don’t be afraid to use that to your advantage.
Sending a single emoji can often be mysterious, and multiple emojis will make the other person think.
Just replying with emojis puts the ball back in the guy’s court and means that he has to try hard if he wants to continue the conversation.
This is perfect for when you’ve tried everything else to make the conversation more interesting but you’re tired of his boring texts, or if you’re not interested in talking to him anymore.
Here is an example of using an emoji to respond to a boring text from a guy:
Guy: What’s up?
You: ☕☕ *Sends hot beverage emoji*
In this situation, the coffee emojis can be interpreted in a couple of different ways. They could mean you’re at home drinking tea and chilling, or they could mean you’re out for coffee with friends.
Sending an emoji is quick, easy, and a little mysterious.
It will also show the guy that you aren’t sitting around waiting to reply to his texts all day. You have a life too!
5. End The Conversation 👋
If a guy is sending you boring messages and you don’t want to continue texting, or you’re not into him anymore, you can just end the conversation.
You don’t need to openly reject him or tell him that his messages are boring (someone else might find them interesting!), but by not keeping up the conversation he’ll eventually get the message that you’re not enjoying texting him.
He may not realize that he’s making it difficult to reply and have an interesting conversation, so you shouldn’t be mean or hurt his feelings. Let him know subtly by politely ending the conversation.
The best way to do this is to let him know that you’re busy and can’t talk.
It doesn’t have to be a lie. You can just let him know that you’re about to work out, go on a walk, or chill with your family.
Here is an example of how you can politely end the conversation:
Guy: Nothing much
You: Oh ok! I’m meeting a friend at the gym soon, so I’d better go. Bye!
Also, if he opens the conversation with a boring text and you’re not interested in talking to him, the best thing to do is to end the conversation before it’s even started.
Getting boring texts from a guy isn’t fun.
However, if you like him, it might be worth trying to steer the conversation in a more interesting direction.
Ask him about things he’s interested in, send him a photo, or be a bit flirtatious, but if nothing works, just politely end the conversation.
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