Dating calls first
And a ‘three-day rule’ is a tried-and-tested map to safety.
But, even if counting down the hours until you drop your date a line is the accepted norm, why would you want to play it safe?
But, whatever you do, don’t wait longer than five days. The rules may not be hard and fast, but there is a timer on this particular task – so leave it too long and your chances will be well and truly cooked. Conversation can be awkward when you’re not actually speaking face-to-face – and even more so when you’ve only met in person once.
So, whether you’ve left it 24 hours or the established 72, the key here is to act cool.
In these instances, the ‘three-day rule’ actually applies.
Come up with a couple of next date suggestions to drop into conversation casually, or suggest an idea she expressed interest in on your first date.Again, no perfect formula, but where would be the fun in that?Do the second date dance and – if you’re proficient enough – you’ll be granted with another attempt.Don’t put too much pressure on the conversation, don’t get too heavy, and don’t panic if she’s not in stitches or fawning over you a minute into the call.
Ideally, you’ll have managed to strike up a common interest or inside joke on your first date – be it a shared interest in stamp collecting or a mutual hatred of olives – that you can subtly slip into conversation to remind her how much fun your initial meet-up was.You’ve likely exhausted any first-date conversation topics during the course of the evening, so ringing her to continue the chat immediately after you’ve parted ways will seem about as cute as following her home. If you riffed off one another all night, clicked as a couple immediately and spent more time laughing together than awkwardly making conversation, a brief chat the following day won’t go amiss.