So IS he just not that into you The website helping women decipher men's cryptic texts
18:26 GMT, 9 October 2012
Mixed messages: HeTexted is a new website that helps hopeless romantics decipher their date's cryptic text messages
Most single women can identify with overanyalzing a date's cryptic text message.
Now, HeTexted aims to take all the angst out of communication confusion by doing the deciphering for you.
The new website lets users upload screen shots of their love interest's texts, and after careful examination by people visiting the site, they can vote whether 'he's just not that into you,' while also leaving helpful comments on your date's state of mind.
Lisa Winning, 29, and Carrie
Henderson-McDermott, 25, who previously worked at Glamour magazine,
relaunched HeTexted on Sunday with a new design and already users are
browsing the site for over an hour, the founders say.
'Basically…my girlfriends were
constantly talking about it – they’d come back from dates and be almost
obsessive about analyzing what the text messages meant and what their
next move should be,' Miss Winning told the Huffington Post.
'I graduated college three years ago and I have really smart, strong girlfriends,' added Miss Henderson-McDermott.
every Saturday morning, we’d wake up and be like “Did he text you”
“Are you going to text him” I know it sounds so archaic and it’s
sending back the movement 50 years, but really That’s how girls act
He loves, he loves me not: HeTexted lets users upload a screen shot
of their text conversation and pose a question about their love
interest to the site; strangers then analyze the text messages before
For the more guarded girls who don't want their
conversations publicly posted all over the Internet, HeTexted also has a private 'Ask a
Miss Henderson-McDermott said: 'We very much want the site to feel like you’re talking to
your friends. So these are guys that have a certain kind of dating
'Eventually we would really love to grow the
'Ask A Bro' a section and make it more of a guest edit celebrity
Both co-founders are involved with New York's General Assembly, a network of entrepreneurs working on startups.
find that people are on the site for a full hour – or even longer,'
Miss Winning explained. 'They want to know what people are saying about
their own little dilemma, and I think that just speaks to human nature.
Harmful or helpful Some commenters have said the site is 'feeding the insanity' of obsessive girls, others believe it may actually help young women to get an objective opinion on matters of the heart
'[HeTexted] speaks to how universal
women are,' she added. 'Everyone’s the same. They want to discuss this
stuff at length and it’s one of the most important things for them, no
matter where they’re from.'
The women revealed that they originally thought the site would be read by teenagers and girls in their twenties, however it appears that women of all ages browse the site, including a surpirsing number of men.
'Some of our strongest feedback is coming back from guys,' she told Today.com.
While some commenters have said the site is 'feeding the insanity' of obsessive girls, others believe it may actually be helpful for young women to get an objective opinion on matters of the heart.