Posted on September 30, 2010 with No Comments
It’s an almost iconic image: a woman sits at home, waiting for the phone to ring.
Well, that was before we all had cell phones. Now, that same woman would be checking her cell every 5 minutes for messages, just in case she missed a call/didn’t hear it ring.
We’re all familiar with this image, the woman who’s completely obsessed, and stressed out. Waiting and wondering about whether or not the man she went out with will call her for another date. Every woman has done it. If you’re a woman, you can certainly remember at least one or two (or five) times when you’ve behaved this way.
Which is why today’s dating fact is so especially interesting. According to IJL polling, there is only a 1 in 8 chance that a first date will call you for a second date after 24 hours have passed. So, after those first 24 hours, it’s unlikely that that phone is going to ring.
This brings up another issue, a causal factor, one might say. Many times, at the end of the date, one or both parties say that they’ve had a wonderful time and would like to do it again, sometime. Even if they don’t mean it.
As a matter of good dating etiquette, it’s always better to be honest. If you’re not interested in seeing someone again, at the end of a date, tell them it was great meeting them but that you don’t feel any chemistry. This way, no one is left wondering.
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