Group Shrug

A promise is a promise. And last Wednesday I promised to take Seventeen’s flirty text message ideas to the streets to find out how boys would react to them. And so I did. I am lucky enough to live in a neighborhood that is infested with skateboarders. They ride the streets with cameras strapped to their helmets so they can record their ongoing efforts to break the sound barrier. Since I give them rides to the top of the hill on my golf cart they were kind enough to answer my questions. And since they are under 18 I was legal enough not to post their faces.

Β Β  But trust me on this…Ahhhh-dorable.

1. Hey good lookin’ what’s cookin?

James, 15: I’d think her grandfather sent it.

2. U+me = πŸ™‚

Nicholas, 16: I bet this girl giggles a lot.

3. We’ve got a situation! I can’t stop thinking about you…

Maverick, 15: Stalker!

4. (Blank text)

Nicholas & James: Pocket dial!

Me: Would you respond?

Nicholas: Depends if we were friends. If not I’d wonder why she had my number.

Maverick: Stalker!

Everyone: Ha!

5. Xoxo you know you love me!

Diego, 14: Conceited.

Me: What if you really do love her? Would you own it?

Diego: No.

Me: Why?

Diego: Cuz she sounds like the kind of girl who would tell everyone.

6.Β  Are you there…For the rest of my life?

Jackson, 13: Dude, I’m 13!

7. You were my “teenage dream” last night πŸ˜‰

Nicholas: I’d probably think that’s cool.

Maverick: I’d want to kn0w what the dream was about.

Me: Would you ask?

Mav: (shrugs) I guess.

James: You should tell her one of your dreams.

Mav: (punches James) Shut up.

8. It’s 10:10! Time to make a wish.

Grant, 14: Don’t the numbers have to be the same for that to work?

9. Uh oh, I think my <3 went missing…did you steal it?

James: Is that a picture of her bra?


They were starting to get punchy.

10. I think you’re suffering from a lack of vitamin “me” πŸ™‚

Diego: If I said I was having a bad day or something that would be okay.

The others agreed.

11. This movie would be so much better if you were watching it next to me.

(Group shrug). I took this to mean it was okay and might be okay to send.

12. I had a dream last night that you loved me. I woke up and looked at my texts. It wasn’t a dream.

Maverick: So, like, I already told her I loved her? In real life?

Me: Seems that way.

Maverick: Oh.

(He seemed confused.)

Another group of guys rolled up and they were starting to stray. They said they’d give me one more if I drove them to the top of the street.

13. I can’t spell stud without u πŸ˜‰

This one got a universal thumbs up. I can’t tell of they really approved or were trying to ditch me.

Bottom line? If there’s any chance at all your heart can be mistaken for a bra don’t send the text. Flirting is fun when it’s done in person. That way you can see him blush.




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  • Maggie says:

    Lisi, I think you need to make a FAQ page. check out the comments on Send Me Your Letters. Me and Arianna have been answering the questions but there’s too many. they keep being asked over and over again. can you make a FAQ page so they don’t ask as many of the same questions and stuff?

  • I have to see a counselor now. πŸ™

  • Varyssa says:

    what if this boy saw you in a shirt he gave you what would he think about yo now other than she likes me?

  • Maggie says:

    Today I was exited because we went to the store to buy pumpkins. we got home and carved them oh-so happily. my brother’s was cute and simple. mine was a detailed lich from adventure time. I was so proud. my dad helped me a lot but i still felt pride. I happily put it on the front porch smiling. anyone on the street or looking out their window would easily be able to tell i was happy. then i went up to my room and messed around on my computer. it got darker and i heard noises outside but i didn’t bother to look. i thought it was bugs crashing into the window like they do oudly all the time at my grandparents house. the sound continued to go on and i continued to ignore it. then at about 8:30 my mom came home and opened the door to my room. “It could be the wind but i doubt it” she said. i replied with a “what?” and she said: “someone smashed your pumpkins. they’re laying broken in the middle of the street.” my heart sunk. My dad posted pictures on the neighborhood facebook page that featured me with an angered expression. or atleast the feet of me with an angered expression. my mom left the house at 7, so somewere between then and 8:30 the pumpkins were smashed. I was going to take pictures tomarrow. there goes that plan. now the only pictures are of them wrecked in the streets.

  • Maggie says:

    huh, still no weekly shout out. and it’s sunday.

  • Nekia says:

    This was so cute and hilarious, Lisi! (:

  • Julia says:

    I love how you did different ages!
    I agree with the first one. Who would send that? I mean, it sounds cute I guess, but whats cooking good looking sounds better to me πŸ™‚

  • Haylee says:

    Zula- Sory for the late reply! πŸ™‚ I was busy and had a doctor appointment. And you should definetly catch up, the plot makes more sense and it’s getting more interesting, the supporting charcaters are having larger storylines and they’re not shoving the triangle down our throats. Plus, I really like how Elena is trusting and respecting Damon more this season. I also really love the whole Damon/Jeremy bromance thing going on πŸ˜› And remember when you said that Klaus could have more potential doing other stuff and be more interestng? Watch the recent ep, he rocks it! But the season 4 premiere is really boring though. But the eps after get really good. And the Damon/Meredith friendship is cute. I like how she told him that he was a good brother and that he shouldn’t let his pride let him end up alone.
    My friends aren’t either and I myself was really doubtful, but now I believe I am. I love how close you and your sister are! My sister goes to NYU and we aren’t really that close anyway so I’m probably not going to visit her. And midgames Katniss! And since I’m lame, I’ll probs go with the wish text. Awwww so happy for you πŸ˜€ And not much development so far but, I recently found out that he didn’t have a gf! And about Chair, I’m talking about season 6.

  • Zula says:

    Oh Lisi! You never fail to make me laugh and smile! Might have try a few of the “approved” ones at some point just to see what reaction I get! πŸ˜‰
    And all you lovely girlies on here, I’ve missed you all so much! I hate not being able to comment, and this is my first in 2/3 blah-gs now! πŸ™
    How is everyone?

    • Haylee says:

      I’m fine! πŸ˜€ Hey did you watch the new TVD ep? It was awesome! I really like season 4 so far. And the Delena scenes in the next episode look awesome! I love how close they’re dancing! πŸ˜› The promo looks really hot. And the Stefan/Caroline scenes in 4×03 were amazing and cute. I’ve missed them! I didn’t really like season 3 as much as season 1 and 2 but season 4 seems good. And I’m really sad about the Chair/Derena wedding in the series finale so I’m staying in my own bubble πŸ™ And what are you going for Halloween as? I’m going to be Katniss this year. And also I’m recommending the band Blind Pilot to you! I love their music, especially the song “Half Moon.” And IKR about Lisi’s flirty texts! But I don’t have the guts to try out Stud without U. πŸ˜› And also how’s your crush stuff? I was talking to mine today and I noticed how nice his eyelashes were. They are so nice, dark and thick, I can’t believe I didn’t notice them before. *blushes*

      • Zula says:

        HAYLEEEEEEE! my goodness i’ve missed you! I completely have been so busy with school and then my spanish exchange to watch any of it so far! :O Don’t hate me, I’ll catch up this weekend, promise! for gg do you mean season 5? sorry, but I love chair so much! it makes me so happy! Not sure I’m doing anything halloweeny this year πŸ™ my friends aren’t huge on it and it depends wether or not I go up to see my sister in London! Katniss is such a cool idea! are you going mid-games Katniss or girl on fire? or a different outfit? I’ll have to look at the music another time, my mum would kill me if i started playing music at 1:40 am! Not sure if i’d try the stud without u, I’m one of this girls who loves proper grammar, I don’t use u if I can ever help it! :L the vitamin me one is much more something I would send! My crush is now my long-distance boyfriend! AHH πŸ˜€ so things are going well i guess you could say! awww! has anything happened between you two yet? Eyes are so important to me, its one of the things I notice first πŸ™‚

  • Arianna says:

    My suite mate is fighting with her boyfriend and it’s driving me insane. Is this what college relationships are like? It’s annoying and stupid and not true. They’ve been dating for a month and a half, they’re always fighting, and they’re saying they love each other EVEN THOUGH they’re on the verge of breaking up. Love really dosn’t exist and it never will. It’s a good thing I’m ugly and unattractive because this wouldn’t fly with me. I wouldn’t even be dumb enough to get into a relationship to begin with. I never thought being ugly would be an advantage. These poeple…

    • Laura says:

      That sucks. You know what’s worse? Seeing 13 year old girls on instagram talking all about how they love their boyfriends and how much they mean to them. Not to mention the 7th graders who post pictures talking about how great it is to be single and over their boyfriends…
      (I personally apologize for all 13 year old girls out there. We are not all like this. At least, I hope.)

      • Haylee says:

        13 is too young. It’s better to date in high school.

      • rujuta says:

        thank god there are some normal people out there!!:) the girls in my school… jeez. 13 really is way too young im definitely not going to have a boyfriend till im like 16…..

    • I know a twelve year old who has a new boyfriend every two weeks

  • Maggie says:

    god am i obsessed with adventure time. i need a time machine to travel to november 12th at 7:30 pm.

  • rujuta says:

    that was really funny and cheered me up greatly from my super-bad mood:/:p:)
    and i love taylor swifts new album!!! she continues to amaze. i love begin again, i knew you were trouble and i almost do because i can really really relate to it:):):)<3

  • Srishti says:

    Is anyone out here simply DYING to see the movie of ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’????
    It has Emma Watson and Logan Lerman starring!!!!!! Aaaaahhhh!!!!
    And Lisi that was hilarious! Of course, I’d never really send texts like that… but that doesn’t stop them from being funny:P

  • V says:

    Talk about being pushy… wonder after you listen to one article, for example the text one, if you will ever come back for another advice.

  • Laila says:

    D’aww, those boys actually sound cute. Like in a pinch-your-cheeks-you-don’t-have-a-clue kind of way. I like their honesty. I hope most boys are like this ^^

    & MAS, Raquell x)

  • Raquell says:

    Lol Stud without you is STD (Which is no joke)

  • Haylee says:

    These reactions were funny πŸ˜› Especially the <3 part.
    And I''m not a huge Taylor fan, but I do like some of her songs. I however am a fan of Florence Welch, Marina Diamandis, Amy Lee, Sara Bareilles and Christina Aguilera. I know, my music taste is weird.

  • Arianna says:

    New Chihuahuawatch picture but no new Lisi Shout-out. Hmmmm…

  • Maggie says:

    I love Taylor Swift herself but her music is a little too slow for me. Even her fastest stuff. Ya, I’m that pathetic.
    Speacking of pathetic, guess who is flipping out and obsessing over adventure time? Whoever on here watches it, I saw the season 4 finale and it ended with Finn and Jake ending up in an alternet demention were the apocolyptic Mushroom War never happened and they have no memory of Ooo. That probably made no sense to 99.9% of you. And i think that 0.1% is me. i am such a loser. LOSER PARTY WOOT WOOT! haha, I’m weird. And WordPress needs spell check. I doubt i spelled anything righ. haha

  • Dara says:

    I love this, some of the reactions were kinda cute πŸ™‚

  • Judy says:

    Saw this during fifth period and started laughing so hard on the guys replies that people kept staring weirdly at me and i finally have time to comment on it 3 hours later lol

  • Arianna says:

    I’m not on a team. I just love Peeta.

  • emily* says:

    Me too. R u Team Peeta or Team Gale? Im Team Peeta

  • Arianna says:

    Love is subjective and a fantasy. Guys are worthless beings who only want one thing. The only decent ones are twice my age.

    Taylor Swift, however, is just a flawless human being. I hope she returns for the Catching Fire soundtrack.

  • emily* says:

    Yeah I really love her too. Don’t say that! Just because the right guy hasn’t come along yet doesn’t been u won’t find love u have plenty of time

  • Arianna says:

    Yeah, she’s pretty awesome. I can’t really relate to her songs because I’m revolting and guys never talk to me and I’ll probably die a complete and total virgin, but I still love them. And she’s just a great person in general. I love her so much.

  • emily* says:

    They are!!!! I love Taylor Swift so much! She’s just so humble and really sings about things girls go through and I love how she still is modest and doesn’t have to dress like a hooker like all the child stars do when they get older

  • Arianna says:

    Emily- Starlight and Stay Stay Stay. So amazing!

  • emily* says:

    I love the Begin Again music video its so cute and romantic

  • Arianna says:

    Laura- I love it too! It’s so beautiful.

  • Taylor says:

    Lisi- I really hope you read this! So I think that text flirting is always fun but…. Everyone, make sure you know how the guy acts in person too! What I mean is, I know this boy that is just a big flirt, and is very outgoing and funny with everyone. Therefore, I could never actually tell if he liked me or not. What did I do? I told him I liked him! It had been a month-long crush, and I thought it was about time. Unfortunately, he didn’t feel the same way πŸ™ But now I know, and I can move on. Moral of the story: make sure you really know the person and that they may possibly like you too πŸ™‚ if you don’t, you may be led on and upset in the end.

    P.S. Lisi, maybe you could give some tips or something? Or just a shout out? Thanks (:

  • Shaila Gottlieb says:

    Cool beautiful…let’s set up a time so we can talk…kids too


  • Arianna says:

    She just uploaded it today. You’re not completely out of the loop.

  • Arianna says:

    Laura- When I obsess, I seriously obsess so… Yeah… Starlight is currently my favorite song. I love it so much. Have you seen the “Begin Again” video? It’s so beautiful.

    • Laura says:

      Didn’t even know there was one! I’m a sad excuse for a Taylor Swift fan… oh well. I’ll look it up now though! I’ve actually never really watched many of her music videos, though I kind of want to now…

  • Laura says:

    I love this so much! I can literally see the guys in my class acting like that. Probably a little more obnoxious, but still. And yeah, if you really want to text flirt with a guy, don’t plan anything. Just text him, maybe throw in a smiley here or there. Just let it flooooww. πŸ˜‰

    Hey is anyone here a Taylor Swift fan? I just bought her album(and its amazing), but none of my friends have listened to it. I must discuss her amazingness haha πŸ˜‰

    • Arianna says:

      Laura, yeah I have. I’m listening to it now. I actually drove to the next town over, which is about thirty minutes away, so I could buy it fromTarget and get the extra songs.

      • Laura says:

        Being my lucky self, I only found out about the extra songs AFTER I bought Red. I’m going to get them from a friend though, so its all good. πŸ™‚

  • Maggie says:

    That’s just hilarious XD haha

  • Hero says:

    Haha! This is hilarious. Poor guys, they’re so clueless. But I think sending stupidly flirty texts like that is just setting yourself up for embarrassment. True ladies aren’t so EASY… Why would you send a text like that? It only demeans yourself and invites boys to disrespect you. I’m not going to make it seem like I’m 100% available with no qualms about anything, open for any jerkface who happens to walk by. I think we have more dignity than that, ladies. πŸ™‚

  • Arianna says:

    That’s so funny! Haha, I hate guys…

  • This is funny! I like the stud with u but Im not a text flirter. Ps first comment!

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