My name is not Stephanie. It means one thing and implies more:
1. It means, I’ll catch up with you later. And my mode of catching up with you/touching base with you will be by text.
2. It implies a clear vocalized interest in keeping communication going with you . It implies, “I want you to know that I’m into you, but am playing it cool.”
As we all know by now, texting is far less intensive than talking on the phone or god forbid face to face communication with another mammal. There is a measured safety to texts. Curled up on your couch, with America’s Next Top Gymnast blaring in the background, texting is the easy and effective communication du jour. Beyond being a great way to tell your mom, “Yes I landed,” it’s the perfect vessel for flirting. Why? Texts are by nature deliberate, but casual. They offer just enough limitations, just enough ambiguity while making things interesting and tantalizing.
Is it possible that I’m reading into the idea of texts and yours specifically? Yes. But unless he’s never spoken to you before and wants directions to the pet store for his iguana’s new leash- I’d be pretty confident he is building a flirt campaign. His simple statement “I’ll text you later,” likely is a combo of all those energies and potentials I’ve metioned . The question now is, do you care? Do you want him to put his fingers where his mouth is? Mouth where his fingers are? … something like that.