The double text.

Those three words tend to strike fear into the hearts of many, mainly when it concerns your crush.

No one wants to be the one to double text, but sometimes you need to swallow your pride and just do it. There are even times when a double text is completely acceptable when chatting with your crush. Keep scrolling to see when it’s okay to send one!

1. Anything School Related

Whether you desperately need to know all the homework you missed while you were out sick or are in a group project with your crush and need their portion of the assignment, anything school related is more than deserving of a double text. You absolutely need to know these things, so don’t feel bad for following up if they don’t respond in a timely manner.

If they haven’t done their work for the group project, follow up with them a billion times. If they’re your science partner and you need help understanding what you just learned in class, blow up their phone. There really is no shame in double texting when it involves school. Chances are, they’d do the same thing.


2. When You Need to Know If They’re Attending Something

Let’s be clear here, this doesn’t mean to hit them up multiple times when you’re wondering if they’ll be attending a party the whole school was invited to. That’s not the best use of a double text.

This instance is concerning times when it’s critical you know the exact number of people going to a particular event. An example would be wondering how many people are coming to your bowling birthday party, so your parents can reserve enough lanes. Another occurrence would be seeing how many of you there are in your prom group so you can order the right amount of food for catering.

If your crush has been invited to these experiences and hasn’t given you a straightforward answer the first time you’ve asked, don’t feel bad at all following up. It’s what has to be done.

Rebecca texting Josh Chan in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

(Crazy Ex-Girlfriend via The CW)


3. To Give Context to Something You Sent

Let’s say you come across a hilarious meme or photo that reminds you your crush for some reason. You decide to send them the snapshot, but then realize that you may need to add a little context around why you sent what you did. Double text away, our friends.

If what you sent doesn’t make sense without a little added color, it makes perfect sense to follow up and fully explain your reasoning behind sending them something.


4. When You Accidentally Send Them a Text Meant for Someone Else

This scenario has happened to the best of us, and we generally handle it by apologizing and stating that text was meant for someone else. With your crush, you may fear following up and letting them know that you didn’t mean to text them. You might feel like more of a nuisance than if this were to happen to your bestie or a family member. But don’t sweat it. Treat them the same way you’d treat anyone else in this sort of situation.

Bianca texting during class in The Duff

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5. If You Notice a Spelling Error

Same way you’d call out sending the wrong text to the wrong person, many of us are quick to correct our spelling and grammar errors. Again, we know you probably don’t want to bombard your crush with a flurry of messages, but this is yet another time when it’s totally fine to double text.

They’re not going to see that you called out your mistake and suddenly realize you have a crush on them, block your number and switch schools to avoid you. Stop thinking that’ll happen if you shoot them more than one text message in a row. Everything will be fine.


6. When You Want to Change the Topic

Whether you’re bored with the convo you’re having with your crush or don’t want it to die just yet, the easiest way to breathe some new life into your exchange is by changing the topic. There’s just one small problem—you’ll more than likely have to send a double text to make the transition as smooth as possible.

After you’ve replied to whatever they said, don’t hesitate to follow up with a question or a remark about something you noticed recently to redirect the course of the conversation elsewhere. Your crush likely won’t even notice the double text and just respond to whatever was said. Bada bing, bada boom!

Zoey getting texting advice on Grown-ish

(Grown-ish via Freeform)


7. If You Really Want to See How They’re Doing

If your crush has been sick or hasn’t really seemed to be themselves as of late, reach out. And if they don’t answer, reach out again. You may feel as though you’re being annoying and only bothering them, but everyone appreciates knowing there’s someone out there who cares about their well-being, even if it’s a person they may not be all that close to. So go ahead and ask them how they’re doing until they finally tell you what’s up.


8. When They Haven’t Texted You in a While

When we say a while here, we mean at least a week minimum. If they haven’t texted you back in like two hours (unless it’s a super pressing matter), don’t use a double text. But if you guys text fairly regularly and then out of the blue they stop hitting you up, don’t feel bad texting them again. You definitely deserve to know what’s going on, so don’t stop messaging them until you get an answer.

Riverdale: Betty texting

(Riverdale via The CW)


While a double text isn’t really anything to lose sleep over, HERE are 10 things you should never send your crush.