We've all been there: A text lands from a potential love interest, and suddenly, you're spiraling into WWII codebreaker mode, analyzing everything from punctuation to time stamps to try to squeeze out a hidden message.
Enter: this handy flowchart. As for what to do with all the extra time and energy on your hands, well, that's up to you.
Taryn Hillin is Fusion's love and sex writer, with a large focus on the science of relationships. She also loves dogs, Bourbon barrel-aged beers and popcorn — not necessarily in that order.