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He Texted: The Ultimate Guide to Decoding Guysby Lisa Winning
Synopses & Reviews
The He’s Just Not That Into You for the iPhone generation—a frank, funny, and refreshingly helpful guide to dating in the age of social media from the creators of the wildly popular blog HeTexted.com.
As Glamour magazine writes, “There are two types of women in the world: 1) Women who’ve gotten a vague or confusing text message from their crush and analyzed how to respond for hours with their girlfriends (“But what does this mean?”); and 2) Liars.” Today, where everyone is plugged into social media 24/7, lines are blurred and a ton of new confusion exists about whether or not a guy is into you. As any woman who’s recently been on a date knows, no one leaves home without his or her phone, and it is literally on the table or in use at some point on every date. So how can women use social media and texting to their advantage and suss out his true feelings? He Texted is here to clear up any mysteries about texting, friending, following, liking, LOLing, and poking that have become commonplace in the smartphone era.
Founders of HeTexted.com Lisa Winning and Carrie Henderson McDermott and their stable of “Bros” go through the most common and confusing romantic cyber situations using actual text exchanges. Offering concrete advice, they’ll explain what’s really going on in each scenario on a practical and emotional level, lay down a verdict about the guy’s intentions, and establish clear-cut rules for any present and future conduct. Hilarious and helpful in equal measure, this is the book that everyone who texts, Tweets, or uses Facebook should own.
"Winning and McDermott, creators of HeTexted.com — where women evaluate 'obtuse male texting' — assist readers in navigating romance in the information age with the help of three 'Brobassadors' who provide a male perspective. Among the array of topics covered are how to reveal subtext in a Facebook friend request, surprising phrases you should never text a guy, and musings on the disparity between a texted vs. a verbal 'I love you.' 'The Ultimate Facebook Wall Decoder' provides interpretations for men and women on everything from their user handle to their photos and the qualities we look for on another's page. One man counters the erroneous thinking behind the 'two biggest excuses girls make for bad male behavior' and exposes the truth about what he does with nude pics. The authors also draw from HeTexted users, such as the woman whose ex-boyfriend invited her over at 3 a.m. 'just to talk' as well as many user-submitted screenshots. McDermott lampoons emojis, noting how 'you can irony a thing to death until it's reborn to earnestness.' The authors' and the Brobassadors' adherence to normative gender roles and double standards is bothersome, but unfortunately that's still the way of the world." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
You’re a busy, intelligent, modern woman. You stay on top of work e-mail. You “like” all the baby photos your sister posts on Facebook. You found your dream job through LinkedIn. But when your crush texts you “Sup?” every few days, yet never asks you out, what the hell does that mean?
These days, dating is more confusing than ever. Friending? Following? Liking? Poking? Linking? LOLing? WTF? In an era when FaceTime is no longer the same as face-toface, it’s no wonder you can’t tell if he’s into you or just really into his iPhone.
This hilarious and essential guide from the founders of HeTexted.com—with totally straightforward guy sight from the HeTexted Bros—will help you autocorrect your digital dating life, from decoding your Facebook friendships, to reading the intentions behind guys’ perplexing texts, to deciding when—if ever—you should text him first. It’s He’s Just Not That Into You for the digital age and What to Expect When You’re Expecting . . . a second date—all in one invaluable package!
About the Author
Lisa Winning hails from Australia and attended the London School of Economics before landing in New York City to figure out this whole texting game. Having spent years watching her girlfriends scream “he texted!” the morning after a long night out, she realized they needed a bigger outlet. Her friends, like most girls, would sit around for hours while they hashed out exactly what to text back, and when (wait an hour? or right away? is that desperate?). After her own fair share of awkward texts and kill-me-now dates, Lisa figured there had to be more girls going through this. So, she created HeTexted. Carrie Henderson McDermott is the co-founder and editorial director of HeTexted. Previously, Carrie worked at Glamour magazine, where she wrote about all things beauty. So, when she’s not busy telling you how to respond to the 3am text (read: don’t!), she can point you in the direction of a mean blow-out. Or explain why most guys hate red lipstick on a first date. Carrie spent a bunch of single years in New York City before she met a guy at a bar. On a Tuesday. At karaoke night. Then, he texted. Now, she calls him her husband.
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