If you are pursuing someone romantically you need a little bit of finesse. I've woken up with a terrible hangover: your fault!

The first, and most important thing you need to understand about text messaging is that all of the same “attraction building” techniques are still just as relevant when communicating over text.

This means that you can quickly kill a woman’s interest by texting wrong in the same way that you could kill attraction by being a bad phone conversationalist.

Being attractive and intelligent, one would be sure in stating that Haley consistently has men chasing her.

That time that you weren’t talking to her, there are guys that were.

"All the various forms of communication have a stumbling block and because people always have their phones on them and check them all the time, you have to be careful about how you deal with texts; you don't want to look like you're waiting by the phone," says Hayley Quinn, a dating coach and writer, specialising in the arts of conversation, persuasion and seduction.

"Because we get texts quickly and easily, we become very aware if someone hasn't chosen to respond."It would seem that everyone is in need of a little help when it comes to technologically managing their love lives.We can create anxiety because it's so intimate."So we hear stories about people who alleviate tension after an argument with their partner by sending them a blank text.Their partner will usually respond asking what they meant.Have you ever waited a few hours to reply to a text message in the hope of piquing the sender's interest?Whether the desired effect is to seem a bit mysterious, to look busy, or even not to appear too needy, it's a fairly common tactic in dating, particularly in the early stages.The phenomenon was first reported on by The Wall Street Journal, which coined the term "bluffting": a text with a little bluffing.