I met a guy at a meetup group event a couple of weeks ago. At the event, he approached me and we ended up talking a lot. At the time, I had a inkling that he was interested in me, but didn't think anything would come of it. A couple of days later, he sent me an e-mail, and we exchanged a few e-mails, then he asked me out by phone.
We went on a first date on Thursday night - met for drinks and shared some appetizers. I had a great time and found myself very attracted to him. In fact, I haven't felt so attracted to a guy since my last relationship years ago. He is very smart and funny, and we seemed to have a lot in common. I really like him. During our date, he even complimented me 3 times - told me that I looked pretty, that he liked my necklace and that I am very interesting. It seemed like we had a very good connection. At the end of the date, I made sure to thank him for the drinks/appetizers and told him that I had a great time. He told me that he would call me "soon." He didn't try to kiss me or anything, but we were in a crowded subway station and were headed to different trains.
Now, I have hit my usual post-date doubting/obsessing period. I am not going to contact him, because I don't want to look desperate. But, in my experience, it's not good if a guy doesn't call within 24-48 hours after a date, and it's now been 2 days since our date. Now I am starting to think that I was wrong about the date, that maybe it didn't go as well as I thought and perhaps I did or said something that turned him off (even though I can't think of anything that I did wrong), and perhaps he is not attracted to me after all, even though he had complimented me. At the same time, I know that he had plans with friends last night and tonight. Plus, he just lost his job on Monday due to the economy, but he is already going to interviews to find a new job, so I am sure he is preoccupied with that.
Do you think that there is any possibility that he is interested in me? Do all guys wait more than 2 days to contact a girl they like?