You start typing out a new text to the cute guy you matched with on Tinder, or the cool girl you've been on two dates with. Before you hit send, you give it a read, and decide you don't like the wording. You change it again and again. First, it sounds too formal — next, it's too long. Sounds familiar, right? Figuring out what to text when the conversation has died out can be pretty tricky. You're not totally strangers, but casual chit-chat at this stage isn't guaranteed to be as seamless as spreading butter on a hot piece of toast.
Texting with someone you don't know very well can be extra stressful because you haven't quite picked up on each other's communication style and quirks, but the stakes feel high — you're curious to see if there's relationship potential between you two. So, if your conversation feels bumpy, don't worry. That's only natural at this stage.
If youwant to keep talking to your date or match, but the topic of your discussion has seemingly run its course, you can count on these texts to get you back into it — and maybe out on a date soon.