How often do you and your bestie chat back and forth despite your busy schedules? Are you only able to say “Hey!” or “Sup?” on occasion? If so, you might need a little help. Here are some ideas for making your BFF giggle, blush, sigh, or laugh out loud. It’s worth it for her.
1. The Secret Agent
Occasionally, you and your best friend might feel the need to spice things up, just like in a romantic relationship. There’s no way you can hit the bars all night like you used to, social events are always tedious, and Netflix doesn’t binge itself.
It might be enough to satisfy your need for excitement, at least for tonight, if you make up your own adventure.
Don’t forget to tell your friend that this is all a joke.
2. Take Her Down a Peg
There is no greater human being than your best friend. She always remembers your birthday and the anniversaries of all your accomplishments together. Isn’t it true that sometimes she needs to be knocked down a peg or two? Don’t worry, it’s all in good fun. Is that right? Is that right?
3. Flattery Will Get You Everywhere
According to a recent scientific study, 95% of all texts between close friends are requests to meet for lunch. Are you really going to bore scientists 1,000,000 years from now with 12 gigabits of second meal requests? Don’t be afraid to be different. You will be remembered by future generations.
4. The Targeted Humiliation Attack
There’s no reason to worry; she doesn’t dislike you. Or that she doesn’t adore you more than her parents, husband, kids, and everyone else she’s ever met. You weren’t invited to this particular social gathering because a lot of people from her work will be there and you wouldn’t know anyone.
Then again, that’s what your logical mind should think. You’re really thinking: She. Yes, I will. Make a payment. Perhaps she will leave her phone lying around for one of her guests to see.
5. The Excessive Emoji Drop
If you can’t have complete conversations with your bestie using only emojis without understanding every last word, you’re not really best friends.
6. The Passive Aggressive Reminder
Sure, you love your best friend to pieces, and you love each piece equally. There are times when she can be extremely dense, and isn’t that the most frustrating thing?
If you tell her something ad nauseam, she still won’t hear it until her selective little mind deems it necessary. However, you can’t get mad at her, because she will find a way to blame you.
Remember, when texting about something you’ve been talking about since Bryant Gumbel was still on The Today Show, there is the right way, the wrong way, and the all-too-effective passive aggressive way.
7. The Onomatopoeia
It takes a lot of effort to text. What’s going on? Due to the medium’s text-based nature (hence the name), texting is difficult to express emotions.
You can express sarcasm, frustration, shame, envy, and love using your vocal intonation and body language. In addition, these non-verbals are great for simpler, yet harder to express concepts, such as those strange sounds your significant other makes when he thinks no one is around.
Now is the time to legitimize onomatopoeia in texts. What else can we do to let those closest to us know how we really feel? Then he rolls his eyes.
8. Fun With Science
Typoglycemia is the discovery that the human brain can read and process scrambled words as long as the first and last letters remain intact. An email chain and meme that went viral a few years ago really illustrates what it means to be human.
This is also an excellent way to show autocorrect what’s up. Is there any way it will ever be able to correct you if you are never correcting your spelling? Let’s outsmart all those machines striving toward the singularity, before it’s too late.
9. The Food Exhibitionist
It’s an odd time to be alive. In your grandparents’ day, would your grandpa have marched up to that weirdo and popped him in the nose if someone took photos of his food and showed them to everyone?
However, you shouldn’t stop snapping pictures of your meal and texting them to your best friend, because it’s a lot of fun. I’m sorry, Granddad.
10. The Anticipatoriator
Have you ever experienced this? Have you not spoken to your best friend in a while and you want to touch base with her? However, once you pull out your pocket-sized text message machine, you realize you have nothing to say.
All you need to do is start talking, and eventually, the words will come. Maybe your BFF will have something interesting to say. After all, that’s her job.
Make Her Laugh
You and your bestie have great conversations when you get together. Texting shouldn’t be any different. Make her laugh…or blush…by being creative.