That’s how long it takes him to respond to a text. On average. Sometimes it’s a scant 6 hours, sometimes it’s up to 2 days. 30 hours. A day and a quarter. On average. Enough time to drive to a different state. Or two. Plenty of time to fly to Vegas and lose thousands of dollars. Enough time to go on 2 mediocre internet dates.
I get that he has a career that requires his full attention and there is no time to check his phone or respond. I get that he’s busy. I know that he thinks about me as he’s told me so. What I don’t get is why it takes him so long to respond.
Sure, he could be someone who prefers face to face communication. Who isn’t? I’m the same way. But if we don’t see each other and he doesn’t call, text (or carrier pigeon) is about the only option left. His texts are long and sweet but singular. As in just one per day. That one may come in 4 parts, but it’s still just one text. Every 30 hours.
He sent me a sweet text the other day at 5am. Regardless of the sender or content, who on earth appreciates a text alert wake up call 2 hours before they actually have to wake up? Not me. As I didn’t want to encourage more 5am text messages, I waited until 6:15am to respond and no, I didn’t make a snarky reference to the inappropriateness of sending a text at 5am. So I replied at 6:15am. His reply, in turn, arrived promptly at noon. THE NEXT DAY.
He sent me a flirty text on Saturday. I didn’t really respond in kind. I don’t think my ego could take sending a flirty text and then not getting a response until the next day…..