The Wimp Rule: Don't act afraid of her older brother, or her parents, or you are a wimp and therefore unacceptable. I have to admit my first reaction when I saw the title of her post was not the most charitable.Another well-intentioned but confused Catholic parent telling us why it’s okay that her teenage daughter goes steady – because it’s important to show that we trust her and she knows she’s supposed to be good and we really want her to think of us more as friends than as parents and that boy is so charming and his parents are so nice and – what, you’re pregnant? I should also note that my own home is decidedly ungraced by the presence of any teenage girls, so my own opinions on this particular topic are, from a practical standpoint, entirely prospective in nature.Being thus unencumbered by the actual reality of being a parent to a teenage daughter, I am compelled to express my views on the subject with absolute certainty.When texting a girl, you instead want to focus on having fun and keeping it light.Now, a great way to make sure you keep things light in your texts to girls is by using emoticons. Plus, they ensure that she won’t take what you say out of context.Trying to have a serious conversation over text is exhausting and nobody likes doing it.
Basically, there’s no going steady in the Thomas family before you’re a legal adult.And my dating rules for the lovely creatures once they do arrive are quite simple: No.Theresa Thomas has basically the same principle underlying her four rules, but she explains the reasoning behind it much more beautifully and clearly than I can, and she makes it seem way less mean than I would (and will, no doubt).it can even be weeks) and then re-engage the girl with a text.Like all texts, you want the re-engaging text to the girl to be light, fun, and playful.I don’t rush to judgment – I put on cleats and sprint. To begin with, I realize that I’m probably displaying an astounding ignorance here. Thomas’ blog, it wouldn’t surprise me if she is quite well known in the Catholic parenting blogosphere.So when I saw “Teenage Dating for Girls,” I thought, oh great. So that’s probably even more reason why I should have known better than to jump to any conclusions.But if you’re going to get her to change her mind (and get her to start texting you), you’ve got to stay engaged.So if a girl doesn’t text you back or doesn’t seem that interested, but you want to stay engaged, here’s what you can do: Give her some time (a few days…They’ll text a girl, and if they don’t hear anything back (or just get a brief reply) they’ll assume the girl isn’t interested and give up. After all, the reasons a girl won’t respond to a text sometimes have nothing to do with whether or not she’s interested.For instance, she may be busy, in a bad mood, or is simply unsure of how she wants to respond to your text.