How long is too long?
This question certainly got your attention didn’t it! Well it is the question that has troubled women since the advent of the mobile phone – how long is too long? How long can you expect to wait for a text back from that hot guy that you met in the bar on the weekend? When is all hope lost?
We have all been there. Your eyes met across a smoky bar and sparks flew, smouldering looks were exchanged followed closely by numbers and now begins the agonising wait!
Does this scenario sound at all familiar?
Sunday – walking round with a happy glow reliving the night before. Full of hope for the future and secretly planning the wedding!
Monday – He might call today but perhaps it is a bit too soon. He doesn’t want to seem too keen. Phone never leaves your side all day.
Tuesday – today is the day. Not too keen but shows he is interested. Enough time for a Saturday night date. Your heart races every time the phone rings… especially when it’s a blocked number… only to find its Telstra wanting you to change your mobile plan. The poor sod on the end of the phone earns himself a mouthful.
Wednesday – He has obviously been busy at work. You are sure to hear from him today. The phone is glued to your side, and even comes to the bathroom with you.
Thursday – maybe he’s had an accident, suffered total memory loss, been sent overseas on an urgent secret mission. Maybe he has lost his phone or his dog ate your number. Different scenarios play out in your head but still no call.
Friday – Maybe he is expecting me to call. Should I call? Is it too desperate? What if he really did lose my number? Call, it goes straight to voicemail and you hang up without leaving a message.
Saturday – he is obviously married, or not interested or a complete idiot. Or all three! Stuff him (phone still stays close just in case)
Sunday – he calls as though nothing has happened!!! You’re catching up next weekend.
How many weeks have we all wasted like this! So much time spent analysing the etiquette of dating in the modern world. Oh how much simpler were the days when your suitor had to knock on your door and ask you for a date. Or did ladies then sit waiting for the doorbell to ring?
How about trying this line next time you find yourself in this situation. “I’m a bit busy with work this week but I’ll try and give you a call on Wednesday and we can arrange a catch up!” Come on ladies we can do it.