What Is Dry Text
Dry text refers to written material that is characterized by a lack of emotion, imagination, or personal style. It is often formal, straightforward, and objective, and does not contain any figurative language or literary devices. Dry text is often used in technical or scientific writing, where the focus is on presenting information accurately and clearly rather than on engaging the reader’s emotions or interests. It can also be found in legal documents, news articles, and other types of writing where a neutral or unbiased tone is important. Dry text can be difficult to read and may not be as engaging as writing that incorporates more descriptive language or personal style, but it is often necessary in certain contexts to convey information clearly and accurately.
What Are Some Examples of Dry Text
It can be difficult to identify dry texting from a single message, according to experts. While receiving a “thumbs up,” a “haha,” or a simple response to your last text may make you want to throw your phone off a cliff, dry texting results in a string of pointless exchanges. According to experts, watch out for the following:
- Repeatedly sending one-word answers.
- Keeping conversation short and not asking more questions or engaging you in conversation.
- Ignoring or glossing over photos, links, or memes that you send.
- Never texting you first and/or never starting conversations.
- Leaving you on read for days at a time.
Signs Your Text Is Turning Dry
Here’s a dose of reality: According to Cox, sometimes great, promising conversations will fizzle out. It’s almost unavoidable. Whether your admirer is still in love with their ex or has started messaging a new Tinder match, they can avoid telling you explicitly that they don’t feel the same way about you by cutting off your discussion.
They might be attempting to gradually distance themselves from the dialogue and you, according to Cox, if they were consistently super-quick to answer with positive, happy comments but now you find yourself hanging on read for days.
- They take longer to get back to you.
- They send random, low-effort messages that aren’t leading to a date.
- They send shorter, less enthusiastic texts.
- They avoid invitations to meet up or FaceTime, make excuses and cancel plans last minute, or pretend to be completely unaware that you’re asking to hang out IRL.