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This is when two parties (most often a couple) find themselves in a heightened state of readiness whereby both eagerly await a text message from one another while each is simultaneously unwilling to send one. Often, the first to cave is perceived as being a weak, ineffectual, or submissive.

bystander one:
wow, have they been like this all day?

bystander two:
Yes, each of them is poised to hit send...but...well, you know...

bystander one:
SΓ­, SΓ­. They've got themselves a Textican Standoff.
by Saint Scams August 07, 2007
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When two people who hook up text back and forth trying to get the other person to invite them over.
Me and my fuck buddy got into a textican standoff that went on too long and then she said she was too tired to hook up.
by nat100 October 31, 2010
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When a man and a woman start dating, but one of them loses interest and stops texting, and the other person doesn't want to send another text until the person that has lost interest responds to their previous text for the fear that they are seeming desperate. Similar to the Mexican Standoff but with texts not guns.

Also see Textual Standoff
Mike - Hey Jason, how's it going with the girl you've been seeing?

Jason - Not good.. I sent her a text a few days ago and she hasn't responded yet, so I'm in a Text-ican Standoff.
by RatBoy May 28, 2018
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