13 texts to send to spark your summer romance era

Are you lost trying to spark up a convo with your crush this summer? Connecting with your hopeful bae can be tough when you don't see them every day in school. DW—that's why we've compiled these texting tips for all the struggling romantics out there. You've got this!

1. Send a song that reminds you of them with a short "You'd love this!" or "This is you as a song." They'll know you're thinking of them and are associating them with a (hopefully flirty) tune. Trust, they'll get the hint in no time.

2. Remind them of an inside joke. They'll recall that fun time with you and probs continue the convo with another silly memory or joke.

3. Send a TikTok of an activity, adding "We should do this!" It's kind of like a pre-planned date! If your crush agrees to it, you've got a hangout idea locked down and ready to go.

4. Comment on something pop-culture related! "Are you excited about the new The Hunger Games book and movie? We should def plan a THG marathon and discuss our theories!" This will be a major icebreaker between you and your bae.

5. Send them a compliment! The most obvi way to flirt is to send over a simple "You looked so cute today!" or "I was obsessed with your fit today." 

6. Bring up one of their interests. People love to chat about their fave things, so read up on the current baseball news or tune in to their top artist to spark up a convo. 

7. Don't be afraid to add a bold emoji or two. The smiling face with hearts around it will surely get your message across. 

8. Mention something they posted on social media. Texting "I miss the Eras Tour, too!" or "OMG, that restaurant is my fave" will immediately give you something in common (which will build your 'ship!). 

9. For the member of the friend group that you're crushing on: "Want to hang just us sometime?"  It'll show them you're interested in *them* specifically and that you'd like to spend time together (not in just a "friend" way).

10. For the cute kid you met at the beach that one time: "Beach date pt. 2?" Don't shy away from the first text! You've got nothing to lose if you've only met them once. 

11. For the crush from school: "Now that school's out, we should totally make summer plans. When are you free?" It'll be clear that you're looking for a non-academic romance—not just a study buddy. 

12. For a friend you haven't hung out with in a while: "I have *so* much to catch you up on. Coffee date soon?" This text will prove that you've already been thinking about them, and sneaking in the word "date" is super flirty.

13. For the group chat with that other prospective couple: "Who's up for ice cream on Saturday?" Double dates are always a good idea, especially to break the ice. If it doesn't work out, you have a new summer friend group! Win-win. 

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Looking for more tips for your summer fling? We've got you:
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by Julia Szymanski | 6/19/2024