apply to pretty much anyone’s memoir (no need to be the most famous sculptor of all time!) as long as it was accompanied by the subheader, “I texted my crush and lived to tell the tale.” This is because texting your crush is basically the worst (but best! I am not saying this to be hyperbolic, you must understand, I am simply saying it because it is true.

Like, think about how weird just trying to decide where to go eat dinner can be over text.

So, if you need to have a DTR chat, just do it in person.

I have answers on this page, but if you’re really desperate?

In fact, if you’re like most people, you might be getting heart palpitations, sweaty palms, and i Phone-induced nausea just thinking about the task of texting your crush. But if your crush just texted you saying, "What did you think of Ms. They probably just want to know how the test was for you, or if you're going to the party--which, in turn, just means that they want to talk/see to you.

But here’s the thing–even for the most emoji-phobic among us, texting your crush doesn’t have to be as hard as you think it is. Check out these easy ways to be better at texting your crush: If anyone has ever told you that girls should never text first, you can go ahead and erase that from your brain. Girls can and should text first--it won't look weird or desperate, it'll just look like you're interested in getting to know them. Focus on that instead of any weird ulterior motives.

Image source:i Stock I knew a girl in college who had an actual mathematical equation that determined when she'd text a guy back. You don't have to be, like, on call for your crush all the time, just don't feel like you'll lose your crush if you respond too fast or too slow or whatever.It was something that involved a base response time of thirty minutes, minus how much she liked the guy, multiplied how long it took him to text her back. Just respond at a time that's convenient for you--I guarantee that your crush will respond better to that than to any mind tricks. But it should still be said, probably--nothing kills a crush faster than realizing they don't know the difference between "you're" and "your" ; "they're" and "their" ; "too" and "to." While it's not the end of the world if you do this, obviously, just do a quick scan of your text before you send it.Image source:i Stock to do this--first of all, this is very risky move, logistically speaking, since this screenshot could very easily go to your crush instead. Also, group texts have a tendency to give conflicting information--so, if you must, ask one person for help deciphering a particularly weird text. Image source:i Stock cool--as in, like, uninterested.You don't have to overdo it with emojis and exclamation points, obviously, just make sure you're reacting to what they're telling you in a way that shows that you're interested.Image source:i Stock Defining the relationship is awkward enough in person, so there is absolutely no need to add to that awkwardness by doing it through text.While it's tempting to hide out from any IRL repercussions by asking a big relationship question through text, doing it this way actually makes it more complicated, since meanings and intentions often get convoluted and misinterpreted through text.