To make sure you keep moving in the right direction here are some basic guidelines that cover what to do and how to respond if a girl texts you first. The longer you wait, the easier it is for her to forget how fun it was meeting you.
Dropping everything the second a girl texts you can have a negative effect for two reasons: First off, you may come on a little strong. Of course this leaves a little bit of a gray area of exactly when to text back. Simply respond in the same amount of time you would if that text had come from any of your close friends.
Keeping that in mind will help you avoid the over-anxious instant text, and prevent you from waiting too long to text her back. You want to make sure you set the right tone in your text messages to a girl.
You want to keep that positive impression alive and strengthen it if possible. Here are a few things that will help you do that in your texts to a girl.
The most important thing to remember when texting a girl — especially in the early stages — is to keep a light, fun, playful tone in your texts to her. You want to be the fun guy who gets her smiling whenever she sees your name pop up in her phone. Ignoring her text or sending her a text with a one word-reply will kill the conversation and may even make her regret texting you.
Instead, look to keep the conversation moving forward. A very easy way to do this is to include an open-ended question in your reply to her. This will make it very easy for her to respond and further the interaction.