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How Soon to Call after a Date

How Soon to Call After a Date? What is the Regular Protocol?

If you want to be successful at dating, you should be aware of the appropriate dating etiquette. When to call after the first date? Who should make the call? The following article suggests some tips on the same.
Aastha Dogra
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2018
Imagine going on a first date. You and your date enjoy each other's company, and although you didn't tell each other this, you're desperate to meet each other again. It's been two days since the first date, and you don't hear a word from the guy. This gives you second thoughts about him. Maybe he is not as good as you thought he was. The guy, on the other hand, is waiting for another day to call you, as he does not want to appear too eager. By that time, you have almost lost interest in him! Hence, when he eventually calls, you decline to go out with him.
This can happen to anybody. When it comes to dating, anything and everything is possible. That's why it always helps if you have prior knowledge of some basic dating rules. Given below are some useful tips on the same.
Female Dating Etiquette
Read any magazine, and they would give relationship advice as to never ever be the first one to call a man. To some extent, it is true. Men are so wired into chasing women, that if a woman calls them up first, they might find her too easy, and lose interest. So, at least early on, when you are about to go on a date, or have been out just once or twice, wait for the man to call. Yet, if you want to make it slightly easier for him to get in touch with you after the first date, send him a text saying that you had a great time on your first date.
Things do not change much, one or two months into dating the same guy. Do not pester the other person with your calls, even if you are dating exclusively. Call the man only once, leave a message if he is not available, and then wait for him to call you back. If he does not respond, wait for a couple of more days, and then get in touch once again.
If still you do not hear from him, he is either busy in his work, or may not be interested in you! Whatever might be the case, wait for him to respond! If a woman continuously calls a man, he might start taking her for granted, or may feel irritated by her. Never give a man a chance to think that you would not go anywhere. If he knows this, he will stop making efforts to keep you.
Male Dating Etiquette
Take the initiative to call up a woman! Assuming that your first date went really well, and you felt some kind of connection with the woman, do not waste time thinking over it. We know that the 'wait for three days' dating rule has been made popular on celluloid. However, in real life, calling up the next day, after the date, is perfectly fine. Just call her up to tell her that you enjoyed her company. That way, you are keeping the woman posted on your intentions. Wait for a day or two, and then ask her for a second date.
One of the dating tips is to make sure to call the woman after her office hours. Smile while you talk, as the same would be reflected in your voice. If the woman is interested, she will definitely agree to go out with you. However, some women like to test men. So, even if she says no once, wait for a week, and then ask her out again. If the answer is still no, understand that she is not interested. Refrain from texting a woman after the date to tell her that you enjoyed it. Never ask for a second date on a text! A man should always call up to ask a woman out.
For women: play coy, but not overtly! For men: take the initiative, and call!