18 Booty Call Text Messages You Can Send Besides, "You Up?"

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"You up?" has a way of taking texts with an acquaintance from flirty to frustrating very quickly. But sometimes, when you just want to get laid, it can be very effective.
People tend to have a strong reaction to this cliché booty call ask because it can feel selfish in nature, explains Samantha Burns, LMHC, a millennial-relationship expert. "[It's] like the pursuer doesn't want to put in the effort to cultivate an emotional connection, and cares more about gratifying his or her own sexual needs," Burns says.
Receiving a booty call text can seem objectifying in a way, because it comes across like you're not a priority in the caller's life, Burns says. "Otherwise, you would have been their main plans instead of an afterthought," she adds. And if you and the person you're texting with haven't established that late-night sex summons fit the terms of your relationship, then it can be extra off-putting, she says.
That said, if booty calls are in your relationship description, and you want to send a transparent yet smooth text asking for a hookup, there are a few ways to do so. Ahead find messages you can text (or DM, or email, or Snapchat, send via carrier pigeon, or say outloud) that will expertly get the point across.

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