In these crazy times when a relationship can begin just by swiping right instead of left, and can end with the press of the send button, I’ve noticed an alarming trend: men don’t seem to text back the way they used to. It’s the new version of “why hasn’t he called?” Since it’s no longer 1954 and no one is sitting by the phone anymore, texting and messaging of some kind is the way to go, for better or for worse.
So I asked some men, why don’t men text back? Their responses were honest, funny, heartbreaking, reassuring, and also totally un-reassuring. Here’s what they said.