He says, "Personally, I never send four texts in a row. And I think I'd be really annoyed if someone sent me that many texts without giving me the opportunity to respond first."Evan, 24, says that the limit is lucky number three. Here's the thing: If I'm not answering the first text, take that as a hint. I'm shy, so being able to hide behind the phone a little bit helps me.

There's nothing so important that you need to keep messaging me without waiting for an answer."6. Girls forget that guys get nervous too.""I don't really text girls until I'm out.

Because texting is a new social phenomenon in the dating world, there’s still so much confusion over the etiquette of texting a guy you like.

It isn’t always as clear cut as it seems, and, of course, every man is different, but here are 7 guaranteed rules of texting that are universal no matter what kind of guy you have the hots for.

We’re also helping you to understand the “Ha Scale.” You can tell just how funny people think you are by paying attention to how many ha’s they use in a text message.

Are you wondering what the protocol is for texting a guy you like?

Sirius, 28, revealed that when it comes to text etiquette, he can’t stand a girl that’s too expressive."Too many emojis just kill a conversation—and definitely my interest," he says. ' It's like, whoa, calm down, I haven’t even had a chance to respond yet."Giphy Pet peeves guys can live with — like too many smiley faces or even the occasional run-on text.

"It's hard enough trying to interpret what a girl is saying — let alone when she's using pigs and cacti and pink high heels in a message to me. "Though Joe, 31, agrees with the unwritten emjoi limit, he says that it's more the waiting game that really turns him off. But these things, they said, they weren't willing to compromise on.The good, the bad and the weird rules guys want you to know about texting. ) found that the battle of the sexes might finally have found some common ground: Texting.Turns out 59 percent of guys and girls don't want to be inundated with texts after a date before they get a chance to reply — and when it comes to the work day, less is definitely more.Plus, 45 percent of dudes don't want to be bothered with a message when they’re on the clock, but women, notorious for multitasking, seem to balance the workday and a steamy conversation just fine.But that aside, what do guys really think about having full-on conversations without ever really saying a word?This rule is particularly pertinent in dating situations. An old roommate of mine had some great wisdom about relationships when he told me “there’s always one person in a relationship that likes the other person less, and you never want to be the person who is liked less.” If you continue to text them after no responses, you’re the person who is liked less. Some people like to use lol in every text when a simple “haha” will do.