Dating rules how long to wait
If your date is more concerned with the number of days or hours you waited before phoning him, you’re well quit of him. So, if you’re looking for something to replace the three-day rule, here’s my tuppence: Text messages. Instead of calling your date one, two, three days later, send them a text message after you’ve parted company. Now, instead of spending three days stressing about their level of interest, you know. That kind of thing might work out well in certain Amish, Hasidic or Muslim communities, but I run with a crowd that is, dare I say, a little more hip than that.And if I had to do it all over again, I'd have gotten the whole virginity thing out of the way A LOT SOONER.The book was immediately hard to take seriously because the writing and structure was a little elementary and repetitive (but I guess dating advice has to be drilled into the receiver's head).
This particular version is about dating in the digital age, so it covers things like how to handle online dating, Facebooking, Tweeting and texting; they even included a handy little "Text-Back Times" table, which outlines how long you should wait before responding to a text, depending on how old you are.
Regardless, I recently decided I'm not going to have sex with any new guy until I've been dating him Why? I've waited too long to have sex--and I've done it too soon. As I think I've mentioned, I didn't lose my virginity till I was TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS OLD--which is an example of waiting a little too long.
I was waiting to find the one true love of my life, so I told myself.
There's a hilarious scene in the movie Sleepless in Seattle when Tom Hanks's character contemplates getting back into the dating game and wonders if the rules have changed.
If that describes you, back in the saddle again after a hiatus, divorce or widowhood, know that yes, the rules have changed—and for the better.
For a long time, I acknowledged them but met them with resistance.