How to tell if your dating
Somehow through the magic of time and space, you like him and he likes you.
If there are no extenuating circumstances like, “Mom, he needs to stay here until his educational Visa comes through,” then telling the ‘rents together is ideal. Maybe he’s older or of a different religion or from another background.
You should never be getting to know a girl or letting her getting to know you by text.
Texting girls should be reserved for short witty/flirty messages or for logistics only about the location of meeting, being a little later, etc.
One of the great ways to prevent the damage that pointless texting can cause is simply stopping to reply and then picking up the phone and calling her.
The same applies to the “Tell me about yourself” question.