When I text people, there's a reason. Even if it is just to say hello, I declare my intention, which may be meta in that case but I'm not trying to be cryptic. I've been on the receiving end of texts with seemingly no purpose, or texts that don't make it past the obligatory small talk threshold, which is especially odd when the other party initiates the conversation in the first place (also odd: when the other party is someone you met off of a dating site, which would imply eventually meeting up, right? Especially if you've exchanged numbers? Well, that's not always the case...uh oh, nobody call me out on that. Mission abort - bye!).