My ex and I worked and we were texting nonstop for a couple hours or so the first day I actually responded to him seriously. Finally I was getting tired of question after question so I told him I can't talk/text anymore for now(after I started slowing my response time). I don't think anything really has to be said besides that. So he asked when was a good time to call later and we talked later that night.
We texted a lot just to get to know each other better. We talked and texted probably for a month before our first date. I didn't mind as I wasn't really interested in dating (as usual) at that point.