After pumping yourself up and running over exactly what you're going to say for an hour, you look your crush in the eye (or look directly at whatever app you met on), and get those digits. Although exchanging numbers can feel like a feat in and of itself, moving the conversation from your inbox to that cute new tapas place downtown can feel equally as daunting. No matter how long you've been messaging, knowing some texting signals that mean they want to ask you out can be a helpful way to get on the same page — AKA: being an IRL date with each other.
"When someone is flirting with you over text, they are trying to establish a connection with you on an emotional level," Claudia Cox, relationship coach and founder of Text Weapon, tells Elite Daily. "They can do this in a variety of different ways — calling you a pet name, playfully teasing or challenging you, or even complimenting you on something specific. The real test? If you read their message and instantly smile, they’re probably flirting with you." [let's get one more sentence in your own words reacting to this here!]
Cox broke down the signs that your texting crush is likely going to ask you out, so you can be prepared.