Clever Responses to an Empty Message

You’ve probably heard the old phrase, “Modern problems require modern solutions.” Empty messages are about as modern as you can get. What do you say when you get a notification, and there’s nothing in it? Do you just leave a blank space, or do you type something anyway?

Why not get a little sassy in your response? We’ve got some clever responses for you! Whether you’re replying to a friend or a potential date, these responses will make sure that the conversation keeps moving.

Make Up an Answer to a Ridiculous Hypothetical Question

Run with this idea and say something that will make them stop and say, “Huh?” This moment of pause makes the reader try to figure out what question you could be answering and ask for a date.

  • “I would probably be pretty upset, especially because I wouldn’t be able to tell anyone about the weird dreams I’ve been having lately.”
  • “I’m a human, but sometimes I feel like a panda. I’m sure you know the feeling.”
  • “Well, I’ll try anything in crimson, but I also like green and purple.”
  • “I don’t have a favorite animal, but I think gnomes are extremely creepy.”
  • “I would love to go to the aquarium with you! Want to go Saturday?”

If these don’t get a response, try this next tip.

Share a Random Animal Fact

This is an icebreaker and a half. It’ll either start a conversation about animals, or the person will think you’re weird. Either way, it’s a win!

  • “Did you know that sloths can move up to three times their body length per minute when they are threatened?”
  • “Dog Fact of the Day: A group of pugs is called a grumble!”
  • “Did you know that an ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain?”
  • “Hippos cool themselves off with blood sweat!”
  • “A blue whale’s heart is so slow that it only beats nine times per minute.”

Those are some quality facts if you ask me. I’d text me back.

Give an Unpopular Opinion

This one is bound to get a response, even if it’s just to tell you that you’re wrong.

  • “I think that ketchup should be a salad dressing.”
  • “Ice cream should ONLY be made from goat’s milk.”
  • “I think that public schools should teach real-life skills and less advanced math.”
  • “I don’t think that people should be allowed to keep exotic animals as pets.”

Be Sarcastic but Still Nice

Sometimes, you just have to let your sarcasm loose. This works to let your personality show while injecting humor into the conversation. Try sending one of these gems:

  • “Conversations work best when everyone makes an effort.”
  • “I didn’t think my question would leave you speechless.”
  • “Was that picture meant for me?”
  • “Did you want me to laugh at that?”
  • “That was thoughtful of you.”

Reply with a Meme

If all else fails, memes always make people laugh. Search for phrases like:

  • “I’m not sure what to say.”
  • “I don’t know how to respond to that.”
  • “I’m sorry, I don’t understand what you’re trying to say.”
  • “Is this a test?”
  • “I’m not sure if I should be offended by that or not.”

This one is perfect if you are a karaoke lover. Pick out your favorite song and lay it out there. Hopefully, they will catch on and keep it going.

  • “For the first time in forever… there’ll be music… there’ll be light…”
  • “I set fire to the rain… And I threw us into the flames…”
  • “We don’t talk about Bruno…. no no no… We don’t talk about Bruno… but…”

Send Empty Messages of You Own

There are many different empty characters you could send; some are horizontal, others are vertical. Just be creative and have fun with this; maybe try and get artistic try drawing a figure by using a series of empty messages.

Sometimes, there’s no need for words; sending an empty message can be just as effective.

Get flirty

Admittedly this one has some pros and cons. It could build a little tension between you or make the next face-to-face meeting a little uncomfortable. A word of caution don’t go overboard; keep it in the realm of a compliment, not the opening line to an adult movie.

  • “I’m glad I got to meet you! You’re hilarious.”
  • “I think you’ve got an amazing fashion sense.”
  • “Thanks for thinking of me. It made me smile thinking of you.”

Ask a Question

Use this as your chance to get to know them a little more. It doesn’t matter if you just met or if they’ve been your best friend for your entire life; there is always more to learn.

  • “What do you think of the newest Marvel movie?”
  • “Did you do anything fun this weekend”
  • “Do you like to read or listen to music when you’re relaxing?”
  • “What was the best day of your life?”

Pretend They Subscribed to a New Service

This option takes a little more effort on your part, but it can be a hilarious and harmless practical joke.

  • “Thank you for subscribing to The Worst Newsletter Ever. Every day you will get a collection of the worst news happening worldwide. Reply STOP to continue your subscription.”
  • “Welcome to your subscription of National Geographic for Kids.”
  • “Welcome to the monthly Addams Family Newsletter!”

Final Thoughts

Receiving an empty message can be confusing or annoying; hopefully, this article has given you some ideas on how to handle it. Try and keep it light-hearted and upbeat. Laughing is one of the easiest ways to connect with someone, so send those memes and funny responses!

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