Ask the Expert: When to Call After a Date


Question: Christine, I have no idea when to call after a date.

If a date went well, when should I call her back so I don't sound desperate?

Signed, When To Call

Answer: Dear WTC,

This is often a disputed topic. With that said, I'm going to give you my opinion. Let's say you went on a date on a Thursday night and it went really well, an ideal time to call her again would be Friday evening. You can opt to text her first but a phone call is always nice to receive.

The call can be to thank her again for the date and to express how you enjoyed the date. As the conversation progresses, you can talk about a future date you would like to go on. There seems to be this silly rule floating around that you need to wait for 3 days before you call. I don't know where it came from but it really doesn't make any sense - if you are into someone, you want to call them - so feel free to do so. She'll be glad to hear from you.

To your authenticity,

Love, Christine

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