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Why Does He Only Snapchats Me But Not Text? (15 Typical Reasons)

by Sonya Schwartz

Does your crush Snapchat you regularly, but never text you?

Are you wondering why he only communicates this way with you, when you prefer text messages?

Is there something to worry about? 

The answer is: maybe. 

There are many reasons why a man may choose to only Snapchat and not send text messages; some of them are innocent, but some of them are seedy. 

I have listed 15 reasons why Snapchat is his medium of choice, below. 

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With that said, let’s take at some of the reasons why a man might be so insistent on messaging via Snapchat.

15 Reasons Why He Only Snapchats But Not Texts

1. It’s More Fun

Sometimes, switching from snap to text could change the vibe of the communication. Also, at the start of a relationship, text conversations can be boring and too serious. Social media apps like Snapchat are fun to use and they have enticing features to keep the flame burning. 

To be honest, there's really nothing wrong with Snapchat, as far as you’re comfortable ‘not knowing’ many things of course.

2. He Is Not Into Texts

Many people just don’t have the knack for texting. And he is likely one of them. However, if you don't like the medium of communication, it’s best to tell him. There are chances that if he's that into you and he listens to your concerns, he will start texting you via alternative mediums.

3. Something Is Fishy

something is fishy

Snapchat can appear as a very fishy app sometimes because messages delete after every single chat. That's a ‘no evidence’ move. Most guys like Snapchat because of this feature, it’s a very good tool for messing around with people you have no intention of dating

To test if he is serious, if he messages you on Snapchat, you can reply to him via text. He will probably be wondering if everything is okay with you, but he’ll either give in or give up sooner than later.

4. He’s Just Having Fun

All kinds of men are on Snapchat. They will come to your DMs and tell you all kinds of things. Meanwhile, they're texting another woman behind the curtains. Unless you've been saving the chats, you’ll have no way of proving there was a ‘budding relationship’. Snapchat gives them the confidence to say/do whatever is on their mind. 

5. It’s Trendy

Snapchat is a millennial app, it is very trendy with over 250 million users, so maybe that could be a reason too. I mean let's say that's this guy spends most of his time, he's definitely going to prefer chatting on Snapchat. It's difficult to convince the person to move to regular texting mediums without them losing interest in the chat.

6. He's A Kid

As I said, Snapchat is a millennial app, so most of its users are twenty-five and below. If this guy is addicted to the app, he's probably a teenager or in his early twenties. Imagine chatting with someone for weeks only to later find out you're older than him by seven years. 

There’s obviously nothing wrong with dating someone way younger than you. However, it could explain why their dating phenomenon is different from yours. 

7. Data Vs. Airtime Minutes

Another reason could be access. For someone that has easy access to the internet, they'd prefer chatting on social media apps like Snapchat rather than sending texts. That way, they’ll save more money and enjoy the services they actually enjoy. If you want to have long conversations with pictures and videos included, that’s more money per text. 

But with Snapchat, all you need is data/wifi and you have access, and in this day and age, practically anyone could have easy to get access to the internet, especially when you live in a free-WiFi zone.

8. Speed

speed

It is indeed faster to chat on Snapchat than text. Sometimes, you can even see that the person is online in real-time chatting with you. I mean, if you send a text to someone it takes what? Five to ten seconds before it deliver—sometimes even later, depending on how good the network is that day. 

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But on Snapchat, the back and forth make the chat easier and more interesting. Just don't leave him on ‘read’ because the moment you open the message he’ll know. There's a way you can peep through the message though without completely opening it, but that takes skill. I’ll leave that for another article.

9. Sexting

Because of the way the app is, it's easier to sext on Snapchat. Those hot steamy texts that increase the heart-rate or the sexy pictures for your eyes only, thrive on an App like Snapchat. So, if you're into that kind of thing, just remain where you are because he may be dropping those nudes soon. 

You can't really get features like these from texts, they are only better on Snapchat because of its ‘no evidence’ feature and the fact that unless you save it, you can't view it twice.

10. Texting Is Too Linear

When you text someone you get a text back basically, nothing more nothing less. On Snapchat when you get a text, you can send gifs, voice notes, pictures, videos, or even memes to best describe what you're communicating. This makes the chat interesting and fun. This could be the reason he doesn't want to leave the app and move to text.

11. It’s The Way Of A Cheater

If you smell a fish, there's probably a fish somewhere! Don't let yourself get swayed into thinking you've secured a man you're chatting with on Snapchat; especially when you're seeing another woman on his status. Stay woke! These guys know that Snapchat is the best chatting tool for such ‘escapades’ because there's no chat history, and they won’t let you save chats.

12. He Has Another Girl

In situations like this, chances are, there's another girl in the picture. After chatting with each other for some time, it might be a matter of time before you find out that this guy has another girl. No surprise there. Guys often chat with many different girls. 

In situations like this, it’s best to leave him. Tell him the truth. If he really wants to talk to you, he will text you, even if he lives on Snapchat, he’ll make the effort.

13. Catfish Alert!

Anonymous persons could just add you on Snapchat and start sending messages and snaps, only for you to find out it's a catfish account. Because of the app's anonymity, it's easy to just create an account and DM anyone. Don't be fooled, ask for pictures, videos, even voice notes. You don't want to start falling for someone only to figure out he is not who he says he is.

14. He's Not That Into You

he's not that into you

Sometimes, these guys would rather give their snap ID out than a number because they're not that into you. They probably just want some free nudes. Personal phone numbers are really delicate to some people and they believe only close friends, family, or maybe business associates should have access to them.  

15. He Is A Player

Sometimes, people switch communication modes because they are not serious about you. It’s probably just all fun and games. Don’t play his nasty game. If you ignore him on Snapchat, chances are that he will call you, or text you to find out if you are okay. And then there you have it, problem solved!

FAQs

What does it mean when a guy only Snapchats you?

He's probably either trying to cheat, be sneaky or he just doesn't want you to have his number. Either way, just try and enjoy the conversation because it could turn out to be a very interesting and adventurous one. Don't judge a texter by the medium or app he chooses to text you with.

Why do guys only talk on Snapchat?

There are a lot of reasons. Snapchat is fun no doubt, a lot of people like its sneakiness. And the fact that you can do many things (from texting to video calling, sending pictures and voice notes just) makes it an exciting medium of communication. Other reasons could be to cheat or sext as the case may be.

Why does he look at my Snapchat stories but not text?

Maybe he's a shy type. Guys sometimes might not be bold enough to text, they'd rather look from afar and admire. In cases like these, you can text first (that's if you're interested) or better still just let it be. Also, you could be looking at a case of a stalker.

How do you know if a Snapchat is sent to only you?

If you're talking about texts; the message pops up in your DMs, but when it comes to pictures and videos you can't really tell because even if he sends it to different handles it delivers individually. 

How do you tell if a guy likes you over Snapchat?

The consistency in his messages tells it all. The morning messages, videos, and the kind of voice notes he sends you should help you tell. Also, the content of his text too can let you know if he's into you. If you are someone that can read between the lines it won't be difficult.

In Summary

I hope you enjoyed reading this list on why he Snapchats rather than texts. Remember, to enjoy healthy and good conversations, the fact that he is using Snapchat to communicate doesn't mean the communication is bad. Just be vigilant and careful. 

I’d love to hear your views on the topic, leave your comments below and kindly share this article with someone else who needs it.

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Sonya Schwartz
A hopeless romantic that struggled for many years to find her Mr "Right" and made all the mistakes you could think of while dating. Known for always choosing the wrong guys or messing up relationships, Sonya was finally able to change her approach and mindset when it came to dating which helped her eventually find the man of her dreams and become happily married. You can read more about me here...

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