Updated: Jan 16, 2020
There are a million trends that come and go over time, but one that we just won't let die is that stale "hey stranger" text message.
It always comes out of nowhere. And you're either instantly repulsed, wondering why and how this person still has your number. Or you sit back with a smirk, getting ready to formulate the perfect I-knew-you'd-be-back response.
Well, you no longer have to rack your brain or pass the phone through the roundtable of your besties before you hit send. I'm about to help you out a little bit and give you the perfect response for the next "hey stranger" that pops up on your notifications bar.
For those of us who are serious about finding that right someone to spend our lives with, this message usually comes at the worst time.
When you finally meet someone new, here comes your dusty ex... hey stranger
When you've made the decision to save yourself for marriage (for real this time), here comes The Toe-Curler... hey stranger
When you've decided to spend more time alone and get to know yourself better, here comes that person that wasn't ready to settle down 3 months ago... hey stranger
When you're feeling insecure, lonely, unhappy with your life... hey stranger
I get it. I can't tell you how many hey strangers I've gotten over the years. Heck, I've even sent a couple of them out myself! Over time, I've been able to formulate the perfect response to this, no matter who it was or what their reason is for sending it. It...always.... works!
Do you hear that?
The perfect response..... Silence!!
Leave that suckah on "read." No response is the best response to this type of message.