Ladies, (and gentlemen), I am about to tell you something nobody ever bothered to explain to me.
If you are asking somebody on a date,
Don't text them.
(Let explain the problem with this to you: People always told me "Follow the Golden Rule. Treat others the way to want to be treated". So, since I actually prefer people to text me rather than to call me, I thought that this was all right. It wasn't.)