Is it Rude To Leave Someone on Delivered?

Sometimes we leave a message on delivered, for various reasons. One of the main reasons being to seem more desirable, another is that we are simply too busy to read the message at the time.

But, regardless of why we do it, is leaving someone on delivered rude? Read on and find out the answer!

Is it Rude To Leave Someone on Delivered?

Leaving someone on delivered can be seen as rude, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you are actually being rude. The fact is, whether or not it is rude depends on why you leave the person on delivered, who the person is, and, of course, what the message says.

How Rude Is it?


On a scale of 1 to 10, leaving someone on delivered rates a 3 on the rude meter. Leaving someone on delivered happens for so many reasons, it’s hard to give the action itself a fair rating. 

We chose a rating of 3, because sometimes there are very good reasons for leaving a message on delivered; your hands could be full, or you are otherwise busy, tired, or just not in the mood to talk.

On the other hand, if you simply choose to leave a message from a loved one, spouse, co-worker, boss, or another important person on delivered, you may be considered rude.

Why is it Not Rude?

It is not rude when you leave someone on delivered, in general. 

You may be relaxing, taking a bath, watching TV with loved ones, hiking, camping, dancing, love-making, or a number of other things when you receive the message. 

There is nothing rude about leaving it on delivered while you carry on about your personal business, joy, and/or merry-making.

Other Options to Do Instead

Instead of deciding to leave someone on delivered, there are a few other options to do instead:

  • Read the message
  • Answer the message
  • Send a text or call the person
  • Delete the message and block the person

Common Questions

Is it better to leave someone on delivered or read?

Leaving someone on delivered or read are equally disappointing to the person who sent the message to you, so neither one is “better”. Whether or not you get back to them, and how long it takes, is what really matters to most people who send you messages.

Should you message back, no matter what?

There is no rule that states you must message people back, and for good reason. Sometimes there is simply no reason for reading or messaging back when you receive messages from random strangers and people advertising services you don’t want or need.

What does it mean to be left on delivered?

If you are interested in someone, and they are interested in you, it is a common strategy to leave messages on delivered or even read to drive up intrigue and desire. Primitive? Yes. Effective? Also, yes.