6 Classic Texts Everyone Receives From Their Ex

6 Classic Texts Everyone Receives From Their Ex

Ex: I still love you, Me: I don't blame you

If you've been through a breakup, you can be certain of one thing: post breakup texts. They're received unexpectedly, reaching you at any time and any place. Its basis all relies on what occurred during those last weeks before the split. However, if you're on the “lucky" end of the spectrum and have received one of these texts below be sure to know the true underlying message your ex is really trying to convey.

1. "I miss you"

WELL DUH, of course you miss me. You'll usually wake up to this particular text sent during the late hours of the night between 1 AM and 4 AM. The majority of the time your ex is in a stage of rejection and shoots this particular text with the sole intention of being reassured you still care for their lonely self.

2. "Come over let's talk"

Understand that when an ex sends this message they DO NOT want to “talk". Their version of talking consists of “netflix & chillin" or coincidently watching the movie No Strings Attached. Veer away from responding to this message.

3. "Just saw this and thought of you"

What a subtle excuse to start a conversation with your ex. Becky, chances are he did not find that old album you made for him back in high school. Instead he just simply used this phrase to catch your attention.

4. "Wher arrred you"

If you ever come across this message with these misspellings be aware there is a 99.9% chance your ex is probably tanked with loads of “water".

5. "Can't believe you're with so and so"

Before you respond to this message please realize your ex is still caught up in your business, therefore, giving you the upper hand. Usually, this text follows up with a “you have such bad taste and low standards" just hit them with a response like “that's why I liked you". You will definitely have the last word in this one while leaving them speechless.

6. "One last time"

This one is self-explanatory. Do you.

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Fall In Love With Jesus Before You Fall In Love With A Boyfriend

I promise, He will show you what real love looks like.

With the assumption that we’re all in college, it’s easy to say that us girls know the run down. The term “Ring By Spring” refers to when your friends are getting engaged and some are even starting families. The second you tell a friend you’re single, they give you 5 names of people they could set you up with. Of course it’s all with good intentions and out of love, but singleness has become something that people feel the need to cure, rather than support in this time of growth. It puts a tremendous amount of pressure on us single ladies, on something that we aren’t even in charge of.

Because it’s not our job to pick out our future spouses.

It’s God job. And guess what? He already has him picked out and he’s working on him this very second. He is being molded and shaped into loving God more than anything in this world. Never ever settle for any man who loves you more than Jesus (Sorry, I know we all love to be the center of attention). If he has Jesus at the center of his heart, he will try his hardest to love like Him, and there is not greater love than that. The guy is out there, and if you pray and delight yourself in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).

Your only job right now is to love Jesus and be faithful.

He has it all under control, and there is nothing you need to worry about. I know how stressful it might be, seeing all your friends in relationships and starting their lives together. You might be asking God “When will it be my turn?” and then running your mind nonstop into thinking you’ll be by yourself forever, but know this, God places those dreams and desires to have a family and a relationship in your heart on purpose. Not everyone feels that way, and those are God-given needs that He gave specifically to you. So until he fulfills those desires, all you need to do is fall in love with Him first.

Let Him show you what true love really feels like.

Let Him guide you, and make you into the person you were meant to be. Let Him show you His unfailing love, that is never ending and steadfast. I know you might feel lonely, but now is the perfect moment to spend that free time with God. Talk to Him about how you feel, when you’re stuck being a third wheel, tired of being alone, or just frustrated in His timing. He has something to teach you in each of those moments, and you will grow in a new way because of it.

You will find that the love of Jesus fills you in a way that no relationship ever has, and it’s one of the most amazing feelings. His love will be overflowing, and you will find peace in knowing that He holds your heart and there is nothing for you to worry about. He has a plan and longs to see us happy and content. All we need to do is trust in Him, accept His love, and watch as His beautiful plan unfolds right in front of our eyes. Love Him first, and you'll be confident in knowing that you're ready to love someone else when the time comes.

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12 Dos and Don'ts To Help You Find Love On Tinder

7. DON’T respond to the horndogs.

“You met him on Tinder?" This shocked sentence is the typical response I get when I tell people about my boyfriend. Our one year anniversary was last October, and it all started with a Super Like. Yeah, believe it!

There's a lot of disillusionment with Tinder, the popular dating app known for one-night stands and unsolicited dick pics. Don't get me wrong, I've had my share of uncomfortable moments back when my Tinder account was active, so I understand why people are hesitant to use it. You're also meeting up with strangers, which comes with its own share of risks.

But from my experience, you can use Tinder for more than just rebound sex with a total rando (although if you want that, go for it!). Here are 12 Tinder dos and don'ts that will help you find love with the push of a red, fiery button.

1. DON'T overdo it with the full-body photos.

I'm all for body positivity, but remember that you're more than just legs, boobs, butt, or even a six-pack. One or two photos of you lounging on the beach in your favorite bikini or flexing post-workout is fine. If your whole profile is you scantily clad though, it might send out the wrong impression. To show you're looking for something more, keep your Tinder photos lowkey with some simple selfies or fun candids.

2. DO ask your matches thoughtful questions.

Here's a few to get you started (don't force them though— casually slip them into the conversation in your own way): “What's your major and why did you pick it?"; “What's your favorite movie and why?; “What's your dream job?"; “Where are your favorite places to hang out?" (This one's great because it leads to setting up a date!)

3. DON'T swipe right on shirtless bathroom selfies.

If there's something that screams “I'm shallow and insecure but please have sex with me," it's the shirtless bathroom selfie. Swiping right might benefit you if you're looking for a quickie in some guy's dorm room, but don't expect guys parading their bodies around to want a lasting relationship.

And to my guys looking for love, keep those shirts on! Seriously. Save that for the girl or guy of your dreams. Make a good impression with some basic photos of you looking your best — with clothing!

4. DO be upfront about what you're looking for.

All it takes is one question: “So what are you doing on Tinder?" Wait for their answer before revealing your intentions. My boyfriend was honest and said possibly a relationship. In the long run, honesty is the best policy, but don't make it weird! I remember one match who said, after two days of texting me, that he deleted his Tinder because he was “so sure of me"...yikes.

5. DON'T heavily edit your photos.

If the love of your life is swiping through Tinder, you want them to fall in love with who you really are. So, don't go overboard with the filters, airbrushing, tummy tucking, or makeup. You'll get matches who are way less superficial, which is a great trait for a partner to have.

6. DO have a sense of humor.

We all have one, and Tinder is the place to show it! By being funny, you can break the ice and see if your match has a similar taste in jokes. A sense of humor is so important for a lasting relationship.

7. DON'T respond to the horndogs.

The matches are coming in, and that cute guy Joe Tinder just slid in your DM's. You immediately open the app, excited and nervous. What did he say?

Joe Tinder: “damn girl, you're fine as f**k ;) wanna meet up?"

The King of Romance has swept you off your feet! Just kidding. Block him. We all know what he's looking for and it ain't love.

8. DO read bios before swiping.

This gives you conversation ideas and shows the person you care about more than just looks. It'll also give you a general feeling for whether you're compatible or not. Hopefully, there is a bio to read — if not, it might be another Joe the Tinder Creep situation.

9. DON'T send one-word messages.

You finally got a DM that wasn't outright asking for sex or “Hi." Congratulations! Now actually have a conversation. Saying “good" when they ask how your day was or “lol" to a joke won't cut it. Be interesting, but not fake. Be yourself!

10. DO talk about your passions.

Do you love music? Photography? Star Wars (my passion)? Let your Tinder matches know! Put some of your favorite ones in your bio. Your matches will likely bring them up and then you'll be free to reveal your geeky side.

11. DON'T meet up with someone the day you match.

Now that you found a guy or gal who you vibe with (at least online), I'm sure you're ready to take it to the next level. But hold on! You can't rush love. Take some time — a week or more — to get to know this person before you even meet up with them. You can learn a lot about someone from just texting them, like that they're not a 50-year-old man pretending to be Robert Tinder (Joe Tinder was the creep, remember?).

12. DO have fun and the rest will follow.

In the end, it all comes down to a little bit of luck, intuition, and the ability to open up to someone. Tinder is really just a bunch of regular lonely people looking for something to cure their loneliness. And sometimes, that thing is love after all. You never know! I didn't, and now I'm in love with a guy I met on an app.

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