8 Naughty Games To Play Over Text With Your Crush

When you’re dating someone new or trying to connect more with your current partner, texting throughout the day is a good (and incredibly easy) way to establish regular communication. Whether you’re taking a break from work or grabbing a morning coffee, sending them a quick message can keep you top of mind. There are times, however, when the match can get a bit dry, so switching things up with dating games to play over text can help solve that problem.

Whether your crush is new to your life or you’ve been dating your partner for years, any relationship can benefit from some play every once in a while, according to licensed professional counselor and certified sex therapist Carlos Cavazos. “Games help create bonding memories, relieve the pressure of having to come up with things to say, make the room laugh, and help you learn new things about each other, both emotionally and sexually,” Cavazos previously told Bustle.

Playing flirting games while texting doesn’t have to be super complicated or time consuming, but you can also take them as far and wild as you want. Matching your sense of humor and comfort level to that of your partner is always a good idea – if you’re looking for a starting point, here are eight examples of fun and flirty games to play over text.


would you rather

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Playing the classic “Would you rather” game can become as enticing or as funny as you want it to be. Try outlandish questions like “Would you rather have a huge hickey that lasts a year, or get a little name tattoo on you somewhere hidden?” to shake things up.


I have never

Turning a series of “never have I ever” into a moment of flirtation (or even seduction) is simple. Your answers can range from “I’ve never had pineapple on a pizza” to “I’ve never kissed someone in the back of an Uber,” so the level of flirtation is up to you.


20 Questions

Playing 20 Questions can be a great way to get to know your crush better or develop a stronger connection with your partner. You can ask yourself questions like “What is your favorite thing about me?” or “What haven’t we tried in bed that you’d like to do?”


this or that


If you’re still getting to know your crush or the person you’re dating, a game of “this or that” can be a fun way to break the ice. You can use this format to determine their preferences on everything from date ideas to their love language.


Name this melody

If you and your boo are comfortably awkward together, sending voice memos of you singing songs for the other to guess would be a great text game to play. You can go as easy or obscure as you want, and there’s going to be plenty of laughs no matter your vocal prowess.


Truth or Dare

Everyone’s played a few good “truth or dare” games in their day, so it’s easy to step up a gear. Try playing before or during a date, where you can send them “dare” texts to flirt across the table.


Two truths and a lie

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“Two Truths and a Lie” is a great way to playfully test who knows each other best, or even take the first step with your crush. You can make up your “lies” and your “truth” might be “I think [your crush’s name] and I should have a drink soon.


The abbreviation game

This text game can be as quick or as ridiculous as you feel like, and it’s a fun way to bring up any jokes you and your partner might have. Simply choose a phrase or phrase and use only the first letter of each in a string together. See if your crush can guess what you typed – the flirtier the better.

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