He didn’t text me for EXACTLY 3 days (I’m talking 72 hours to the dot) after the first date. It was an annoyingly casual text, too – “Are you watching the XYZ Basketball game? On the other hand, for the first few weeks I dated my husband he only called me once a week and we only saw each other once a week.
He did make a second date at the end of the first, but waited 4-5 days to call.
Here’s what happened for one woman who took this typical timing as an insult.
You chose not to respond to his casual text which was your choice of course.Give Men a Chance You may be used to men calling you the next day which feels great versus following the traditional three day rule.But to me, waiting three days to start a conversation with a casual text is completely acceptable.You’ve seen it on TV, heard it from your friends, and maybe even read it in a magazine…the so-called “Three Day Rule”.The rule stipulates that after flirting with a girl and getting her number, you should wait three days before initiating contact. When I was younger I thought that if I held out and built suspense she’d think I was a catch.It makes you seem warm, positive and willing to share a small degree of vulnerability which is very sexy and feminine to be honest with you.It’s Not Too Late to Text Him Back You may be out of his league, but now that’s true for different reason. You can still text him back and say how you somehow missed seeing it.Yes, some guys hang back using the three day rule and do need a little encouragement from the woman. A Little Encouragement Can Make a Difference Sadly, I will say many women are demanding and don’t give most men a chance.As a result, lots of men, good guys who would make great mates, have been beat up and feel dejected. So a little positive feedback that lets a man know you are happy to hear from him is a smart move.Thank goodness I followed this advice and ended up with my husband whose timing was slower than mine.I’m just saying it worked out great for me and could for you too.