But now you’re staring at your cell, Facebook and email willing a response to come through.So let’s focus on one tech method that’s frequently used to communicate after the first date – the text message. Nothing’s worse than sending a text to then realize it’s floating in mobile space.Unfortunately there’s no fail-proof method to calculate the timing of when he’ll text you, but pulled together an AMAZING flowchart that might help give you a time frame for an expected text alert – and hopefully save your cell phone from being unmercilessly squeezed by your frustrated fists in the meantime.Definitely take a minute to check it out, but there’s one aspect of the chart you don’t really need to consider for a reality check.It’s exhausting.” Truer words have never been spoken.Years ago after a first date, you’d just wait for your landline to ring or check your voicemail when you got home.While waiting for a response, seconds now feel like minutes, and minutes feel like hours.
If you do finally hear from him after a week, take it as it is. It’s a classic story: Boy meets girl, boy and girl go out on a first date, girl spends the next 48 hours going totally bonkers wondering if and when he’ll be in touch.While you can’t control for chemistry or a soulmate-level connection, there are effective ways to screen out duds, scammers, and guys who just aren't that into you.Before you get all crazy eyes on us, just use our handy dandy flowchart to figure out if he’ll be shooting a text your way (or picking up the phone and calling, if you’re into that sort of thing) or if he’ll be disappearing into that mysterious void where all the one-hit wonder bands and your missing socks go to hang out, never to be seen or heard …Today I’m going to show you how to set up the best possible Date Zero (DZ), the very first face-to-face date with a man you’ve met online or through a dating app.
Remember that scene from the film “He’s Just Not That Into You” when Drew Barrymore’s character describes the technological pitfalls we fall into when dating?
If not, let us refresh your memory with her quote: “I had this guy leave me a voice mail at work, so I called him at home, and then he emailed me to my Black Berry, and so I texted to his cell, and now you just have to go around checking all these different portals just to get rejected by seven different technologies.