Top 9 Most Confusing Guy Texts – Finally Explained

Here's what to do when you get a confusing text from a guy.Here's what to do when you get a confusing text from a guy.Sometimes deciphering men's texts can be like translating ancient Greek. Is he reall "LOL?" And when should you stop sending him that floating question mark after he is-or isn't-ignoring you? Enter HeTexted.com, a site where users upload screenshots of their maddening man texts for community commenting. HeTexted.com co-founder Carrie Henderson-McDermott breaks down the top nine man texts that confuse and enrage us.

By Carson Griffith

1. The Send-A-Pic Text
A common gateway to sexting, this is when your crush asks you to send a picture of yourself, sending you into a panic looking for good lighting, cute angles, and indecision over whether or not you should go the R- or G-rated route.

Example: "Your outfit sounds hot. Send a pic!"

What to do: Consider the recipient and make sure it's someone you really trust. "This is the text that guys send to see how far they can get you to go," says Henderson. "It rarely ends well. Our rule: If you wouldn't send it to your mother, don't send it."

2. The Noncommittal Text
These are the sporadic texts that roll in from your "free-spirited" friend (with benefits?). Usually they are vague, but sometimes, confusingly, virtually flirtatious.

Example: "Kinda crazy week with work but will let you know," "Around this week?"

What to do: "If he leaves things open-ended, you can do better," Henderson says. "Move on." #delete

3. The Double Text
You've waited hours (or okay, minutes) for him to respond to your text. So You start sending him more messages: Questions, question marks, anything you think will get him to respond. And now you're that crazy girl asking him how his grandmother's dog you saw (in a picture) once is doing!!!

Example:

Amy: Hey!
Amy: Are you there?
Amy: Okay, well let me know, I wanted to ask you what you were up to this weekend.
Amy: I have tickets to this game, and wanted to see if you were free.......??????
What to do: "We've all been there, but it's not a cute place to be," admits Henderson, who says women should use self-control and put the brakes on if they don't receive a text from the guy after reaching out the first time around: "A guy that doesn't respond to your first text doesn't deserve a second one."

Related: 8 Flirty Texts to Send Your Man

4. The Foodie Text
It's the caloric version of a booty call-without the orgasm.

Example: "Are you free for a quick bite right now?," "Share a strudel with me? I just made one. I know it's 2:36 am, but it's really good!"

What to do: "This text is an unusual one, but totally harmless," says Henderson. But, as Henderson points out (and maybe you should too, to him): "It's not ideal that he needs food as an excuse to hang-out."

5. The Facebook Text
You met on Facebook, where a wink led to a "like," then to a hilarious message, and now he's Facebook chatting you. A relationship status change must be around the corner, right?!

Example:

Amy: "I am so excited to meet you!"
FB friend: "Meet too! I love hot guys."
Amy: "Whaa...?"
What to do: Don't get carried away by a person before you meet them in person. "Now that 'catfishing' is a thing, meeting via social networks can be more difficult than fun," says Henderson. "Texting is hard enough with someone you've met, no?"

6. The Grey Zone Text
Is he or isn't he? Is he complimenting you on your dress because he wants to take it off you or because he wants to borrow it? Welcome to the Grey Zone. This is when you can't decipher whether he wants to be your BF (boyfriend) or your GBF (gay best friend).

Example: "OMG, you looked so much better than her the other day," "Hot shoes," "Can I come over and cuddle, bunny?"

What to do: "These texts are the trickiest when you don't know where you stand to begin with," admits Henderson. Her advice? "Just ask."

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7. The Raincheck Text
He's not Houdini, but he just pulled a great disappearing act. Things were going swell; now getting him to respond to your texts and commit to plans is like pulling teeth. What's up with that!?

Example:

Amy: Hey Monday was great! Thanks
Amy: So what are you up to?
Him: Nothing.
Amy: Oh. Well do you still want to hang out today?
Amy: Hello?
What to do: Henderson advises: "See how he handles the next date before you make yourself crazy thinking he's lost interest."

8. The Art of Bullsh*t Text
It's nice to hear a good compliment every now and then, but if it's too often and comes too easily, you have to wonder how many other girls have received the same texts before you.

Example: "You looked better than Miranda Kerr in that dress last night."

What to do: "When it seems too good to be true, it probably is," Henderson points out. "We all love a sweet text, but it's usually a bad sign when it's over the top." And reputations extend into the text world too: "If his friends are calling him a BS'er? Never great."

9. The One Worder
This can be like a dagger through the heart after you've spent so much brain-power trying to plan the perfect the flirty texts, only to get a simple one word response. Now instead of spending your time plotting witty banter, you are trying to dissect what he meant by "Ha."

Example: "LOL," "Ha," "K."

What to do: "When it feels like you're having a one-sided conversation, it's probably a good time to reevaluate," Henderson says.

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