Dating texting rules
Then why are you doing it for a guy who (for all you know so far) might be married or have incompatible politics?
Since I've already explained how you should reply to a man's texts, the obvious follow-up is to explain when to reply to a man's texts.
(Though if it does take you hours to reply, it is worth acknowledging this by giving a quick explanation; though an apology isn't usually warranted - if it had been urgent he should have called.) A good way to strike this balance is to text the men you are dating in the same way that you regularly text your acquaintances friends or family.
Would you bring your phone into to the gym with you - even though you normally don't - in order to be available for a text that your female coworker might or might not send you?
He's either a player or not interested enough, and either way you do best to forget about him.
As you notice the advice differs a little bit from guys to girls.