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the 3-day rule for calling a girl: follow it or not?

Old 10-25-07, 11:20 PM
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the 3-day rule for calling a girl: follow it or not?

So where did this "3-day" rule come from and why do we guys always follow it? Do you ladies think otherwise if we call too soon (i.e. desperate to go out) or too late (i.e. blowing you off to go find another date)? What about calling the next day? What if that next day is a Fri, Sat, or Sun?
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There are rules?

Actually, if and when someone begins to apply rules to instincts because of the "book"...I stop. Its not worth it.

Sorry.
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if ya like someone then call them, screw the rules and the games
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
There are rules?

Actually, if and when someone begins to apply rules to instincts because of the "book"...I stop. Its not worth it.

Sorry.
Yeah, i mean, i'm not too hip to the game but...this seems odd to me.
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Old 10-25-07, 11:58 PM
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See a pro, no need to worry about this trivial stuff.
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Old 10-26-07, 12:23 AM
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Call her when you want. If she likes you, she'll be glad you did.

If she doesn't like you, you'll find out when you call.

Be yourself and don't worry about it.
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Old 10-26-07, 01:33 AM
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Yes, you should follow the 3-day rule. All relationships and all people follow the exact same patterns of behaviour. If you call her on the 2nd or the 4th day you are doomed to a life of pathetic loneliness.
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Old 10-26-07, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
Yes, you should follow the 3-day rule. All relationships and all people follow the exact same patterns of behaviour. If you call her on the 2nd or the 4th day you are doomed to a life of pathetic loneliness.
So that's my problem!
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
There are rules?

Actually, if and when someone begins to apply rules to instincts because of the "book"...I stop. Its not worth it.

Sorry.
For sure, man. Just call her. She'll feel special that you didn't need to feel cool or "undesperate" and that you were excited to talk to her. I've never waited three days. Heck, with the new girl I'm dating now, I texted her when I got home from meeting her. I asked her what she thought about that, and she thought it was really cool that I didn't care about showing that I was excited to meet her.
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Originally Posted by bpohl View Post
For sure, man. Just call her. She'll feel special that you didn't need to feel cool or "undesperate" and that you were excited to talk to her. I've never waited three days. Heck, with the new girl I'm dating now, I texted her when I got home from meeting her. I asked her what she thought about that, and she thought it was really cool that I didn't care about showing that I was excited to meet her.
Oh dang. There goes MY chances with bpohl. *sigh*.

Big Mac, you "da man" so I don't see why you are even asking us this.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Oh dang. There goes MY chances with bpohl. *sigh*.

Big Mac, you "da man" so I don't see why you are even asking us this.
Siu, just say the word... and she's gone... I'm all yours.
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Screw dating rules. Since when does everything have to have formalized procedures?

What's next....an instructional guide for taking a leak?

"aim at precisely a blah to blee angle, anything more is verboten"
"do not try to force a more aggressive stream than is natural, splatter is verboten"
"(insert more random crap here)"
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it you shake it more than twice you're playing with it.
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does it count if you are shaking it without use of hands?
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Old 10-26-07, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by mezza View Post
Call her when you want. If she likes you, she'll be glad you did.

If she doesn't like you, you'll find out when you call.

Be yourself and don't worry about it.
+yeah.

Games are for people who are looking for just that: games.

You'll know right away if she's into you or into playing games. Does she sound happy you called and is available quite soon to meet up again? Or does she hem and haw about meeting up again?

You'll know.
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When you pick her up, lock your doors. When you guys get into the car, unlock her door and let her in. Walk behind your car, if she doesn't unlock your door for you...get rid of her.

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Originally Posted by catatonic View Post
does it count if you are shaking it without use of hands?
Ummm, no... But pictures or it didn't happen!
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I agree that rules are ridiculous. However, they generally work, that's why it's advantageous to use them as guidelines.

If I got her number on a Friday, I'd totally call her to go out on a Saturday.

Sometimes it's good to keep them wondering/waiting. If I got her number on a Saturday, it's alright to call on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

As a general rule for myself, I never call on a Monday or Friday.
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I'm surprised by how one-sided the results are. ... well, maybe I'm not surprised at all, considering how utterly ridiculous I think the rule is.

My only "real" first date saw me with my hands nervously buried in my pockets as we said goodbye at her apartment building -- and, according to her, she still dreamily told her roommate, "He's 'the one'," as she closed her apartment door.

That relationship has gone to the past, but it certainly illustrated that conventions & rules aren't required for success.

I like the "will she unlock my door?" test, too. It wouldn't exactly work with my keyless entry, but if she tries anyway, I'd be charmed.
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Mike: So how long do I wait to call?
Trent: A day.
Mike: Tomorrow.
Sue: Tomorrow, then a day.
Trent: Yeah.
Mike: So two days?
Trent: Yeah, I guess you could call it that, two days.
Sue: Definitely, two days is like industry standard.
Trent: You know I used to wait two days to call anybody, but now it's like everyone in town waits two days. So I think three days is kind of money. What do you think?
Sue: Yeah, but two's enough not to look anxious.
Trent: But I think three days is kind of money. You know because you...
Mike: Well how long are you guys gonna wait to call your babies?
Trent, Sue: Six days.
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Old 10-26-07, 11:42 AM
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Break it. I also never follow the 3-cog cross chaining rule and everything seems fine...
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Think of it this way: If you don't use the three-day rule for her, maybe she won't use the "third date" rule for you!

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Rules???
I met and dated a girl on a Friday. Called and dated same girl on the following Saturday.
Proposal to her one week after first meeting/date.
Been happily married over 40 years........
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