Lots of different schools of thought here. I don't know who to believe.
Let's say, guy meets girl. They talk, good vibing. Guy gets her phone number. How long should he wait to call and contact her?
Most guys call within 2 days. Girls, would that come off as either too eager or too predictable?
Some guys call the next day. I understand not wanting to play the waiting game, but again - too eager?
A few guys say about a week. A WEEK?! My personal opinion is that it is much too long, especially with the age of high-tech phones, email, text-messaging, yada yada yada... and ESPECIALLY if you live in a city where life is furiously fast-paced (DC, NYC, etc). A week in the high-tech warp-paced era is way too long. It might have worked in the 1960s and 1970s when life was slower paced... but I don't agree with waiting a week to call in times like now.
Finally, other guys wait 3-4 days. To me, this seems about ideal, a good middle-of-the-road solution. Girls, does a guy waiting 3-4 days to call after you meet him keep you on your toes, or is that STILL too predictable or does it come off as trying to play it too cool?
How would you girls (honestly) feel if a guy waited an entire week or more to call? Would you still go out with him? If so, why?
Lastly, question #2: ... maybe it is not so much the time elapsed between the first meet and the first phone call... maybe it is WHEN he calls, as in the day of the week? Lets say, guy meets girl and gets phone number on Thursday night. He doesn't call during the weekend because he assumes the girl has plans during the weekend and would be busy... and decides to call her on Sunday night or Monday. That's 3-4 days, not too bad.
But what if the guy meets her on Saturday night... would you girls want him to call ALSO on Sunday night or Monday to set up plans for a date on, say, Wednesday night? That's only 1-2 days... might seem a bit eager, but what if he just wants to set up a date on a weeknight - and not on the weekend?
Or should he also wait 3-4 days and call on Wednesday or Thursday to set up a date on the weekend? Doesn't sound right to me. However, if this guy continues to wait and calls on Thursday night and sets up a date on the following Monday, there would have been 10 days elapse between the first meeting and the first date - I'm thinking that is too long. Right?
So maybe the question is NOT how long to wait to call... but WHEN during the week to call... to set up a date that would be within a week of having met the first time? My thinking is: it's best to set up a date or a get together within one week of the first meeting... otherwise 2 weeks, even 3 weeks, the memory of the first meeting would be vague and the date would be a bit awkward. Am I way off here?