Flirting via text message carries the inherent risks of not being present to gague the other person's reaction, or even hear the tone of their voice on the phone.
It also gives the recipient of your electronic overtures ample time to process what you have just put forth, and to formulate an appropriate response
As a result, it can lead to getting shot down in epically hilarious fashion ...
Technology has really done a number on the ancient ritual known as flirting.
Not just by ruining our grammar and giving birth to emoji sexting, but on a more significant note. Behind screens, our inhibitions lower and our honesty rises.
This can be a good thing or a bad one, but either way, it's entertaining.
Scroll through the gallery above and prepare to cringe and LOL at the same time, because while we feel bad for the rejected, some of these zingers are amazing.
Then bow down to these people who are masters of text message flirting.