Unfortunately, modern dating — though more convenient in a lot of ways — has brought with it an onslaught of painful new ways to have our romantic dreams crushed. Dating apps might be a fun way to meet new people and hopefully even make a real love connection, but this new breadcrumbing trend is proof that having thousands of single people to chat with can bring out some seriously bad dating behavior in less mature men and women.
I know that stuff happens and people get busy, but if you notice a pattern where someone frequently ignores your texts, then conveniently pops back into your inbox when they want something like a hookup or sext seshtrust your gut and find someone worthy of your time and attention. Social media flirtation is fine if you're both on the same page and, ya know, actually communicate in other waysbut if they're mysteriously AWOL until you post a particularly fire selfie, beware — they might just be sliding into your DMs because they're bored and like the ego boost of digital flirting.
Don't let someone convince you that you're in the wrong for wanting to move a conversation past idle chit chat and directionless flirting.