You’ve met a cute guy at a party, given out your number and try as you will to be busy and not sitting by the phone waiting for him to call – you are. How long should you wait for him to call you before giving up on the idea that he is your soul mate, or at least your next date?

Three-Day Average

Most men will not call you the day after they meet you, for fear of being perceived as too eager or desperate. Some even wait a couple of days with the majority of men calling on the third day after first contact. If the third day falls on a weekend, they will wait an extra day because they don’t want you to think that they don’t have plans.

One-Week Rule

If it’s been over a week and he hasn’t called, he’s probably not that into you. That being said, there are occasions where a guy may have really lost your number and it’s taken him a while to track you down through school, friends or where you work – but most likely, he’s made a conscious decision not to call you for whatever reason and you should move on.