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07/17/2014 03:18 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

LOOK: 19 Breathtakingly Overconfident Texts. Are You Brave Enough to Send Them?

You got his number. You'd leave home family and career to smell his dirty shorts but maybe he's a little bit out of your league. Or maybe you just want to set an alpha male tone that'll entice him. Either way, you have to be careful because there's a thin line between confidence and arrogance. One will get you the guy, the other gets you kicked to the curb.

But confidence is an aphrodisiac and if you want to get the hard-to-get you have to project. Here are a few prime examples in my list of 19 Cocky Funny Texts That'll Either Turn Him On Or Put Him Off.

1. Okay, I texted you. What are your next two wishes

2. Those beautiful eyes....Those sexy lips........The smoothest walk.....But enough about me, how are u doing?

3.
You: (send a blank text)
Likely Reply: Why did you send me a blank text?
You: Babe, you don't have to come up with excuses to talk to me.

Now a lot of guys might be turned off by these texts. But my guess is that a lot more would admire them. "Cocky funny" is an approach that a lot of straight seduction gurus championed a few years ago. The idea is to make somebody laugh while being incredulous at your ballsy way of talking. Here's an example of cocky funny in real life.

You go up to a guy and say, "Steve! Hey, it's me, Mike!"

"Steve" has no idea who you are.

You: "OMG, you don't remember one of your best friends in high school?"

"Steve": "No, I'm sorry, I... I... don't."

You: "Steve, we used to cut classes and smoke pot. You don't remember?"

"Steve": I really don't.

You: Neither do I. I'm just kidding. I have no idea who you are--I just wanted to meet you. So where did you go to high school?

You're either going to be turned on or put off, but either way you will admire the balls it took to do something like that. And that admiration is the whole premise behind "cocky funny." Because the line between admiration and cohabitation is thin and short. The question is whether you can actually do that over text. The lack of context is troublesome. In real life, "Steve" can see your smile, your energy, and how good-looking you are. Over text, not so much.

But it's still worth trying to be cocky funny in your texts. Guys are attracted to confidence and sometimes even arrogance. And what you may lack in looks you can make up for in chutzpah.

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