Left on Read
If you are left on read, it means that you sent a message to someone and they read it, but they didn’t respond. That person may have forgotten to respond, they may be writing a response, or they might just be ignoring you. In any case, you don’t want to be left on read. (Note: the other person must open your message so that the conversation shows that they saw it—indicated by “ read at 1:57”, for example.)
A: So when’s the next date with Mr. So-and-so? You know, the hot dentist?
B: There isn’t going to be a second date.
A: You’re kidding! Why not?
B: I sent him a long message saying how much fun the first date was, and can we get dinner this Friday!?... but he just left me on read!
Have you ever been left on read? Have you ever left someone on read? Why?