Texting someone you really like is both the best and the worst thing ever. On one hand, the butterflies and anticipation can feel totally exhilarating, but on the other — if you're anything like me — the anxiety around when and what to text can be excruciating. There are just so many unwritten rules about who should text whom first and how often you should message them. You don't want to over-do it, but still, you also shouldn't feel like you can't be in control of your own destiny by waiting to text someone you like, right? Ugh, so complicated! So, what's the right answer? Do you have to wait for them to text you? Or is it OK to take the initiative and make the first messaging move?
To help answer that question, I reached out to relationship expert and host of the Dates & Mates Podcast Damona Hoffman and Diana Dorell an intuitive dating coach and author of "The Dating Mirror: Trust Again, Love Again" to ask if sending the first text is actually a relationship killer. Here's her advice on how to avoid any obvious texting pitfalls.