Pride Tips: Gay Pride Textiquette
Connecting with friends is a key part of Gay Pride, but chatting on the phone is near impossible and drunk texting can be dangerous. An erroneous text can either ignite or end a relationship, so how do you find the perfect balance?
With the help of Gay.net, naturally.
Below, we've listed some helpful suggestions so that you can practice good textiquette, communicate well, and have fun over Gay Pride weekend.
• Use smarts when texting your location.
You want your friends to find you, so look up at the highest object.
Don’t say: “I’m by all the bears.”
Do say something like: “I’m under the AT&T billboard.”
• Give your message a second look before sending.
That definitely includes checking the recipient (you don't want to send Mom an inappropriate photo) and even your grammar. Reading a text shouldn't feel like deciphering hieroglyphics.
• Watch your dirty language and limit sexting.
If you’re drunk and unfocused, God only knows where that text could wind up. Again, sending something like "R u horny" to Mom instead of Morgan can make the next family gathering awkward.
• Don’t walk and text.
This is especially true if you’re in a city you don’t know. You’ll get lost, rudely bump into people, and possibly miss out on a shirtless hunk.
• Let your phone enhance your day, not distract from it.
Taking fun photos and connecting with friends via your phone is fun, but don't be the guy glued to his mobile all day and night. Your game apps can wait, and why spend time cruising online when hunky bucks are all around you? Gay Pride happens once a year so don't waste it looking at your phone when there is so much happening all around you.
• Don’t text on the dance floor.
Period. The grey phone light highlights your face, which will illuminate your bags, jowls, sweaty forehead, and unsightly blemishes. And when you look ghostly and saggy no one will hit on you. Truth.
• Have a texit (text-exit) strategy.
Set up a code word to use with you friends when a creepy dude corners you and you need an exit strategy.
And remember, kids... Safe text can be hot text!