Saturday, July 5, 2008

Decoding Girl Time versus Boy Time

Girl time is quite different from boy time. When a guy asks for a girl’s number, she assumes that means he’s going to call on the way home from the party. She checks her machine twice an hour, has the phone company check to make sure the line is okay, and won’t take a bath for fear she’ll miss the call. If Mom calls to talk about Dad’s surgery, she’ll politely mention that she’s expecting an important call and will call back.
Guys, on the other hand, will almost never call on the way home from the party or even the next day. They think it makes them look too needy. Because nobody ever calls near a weekend for a first date, the better part of a week may pass before a guy even thinks about calling. If he left the number at home or gets busy or gets a cold, well, it may be two weeks before he calls. By this time, the woman is just plain furious.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
If you really like a woman, it’s okay to call the next day. It’s also okay to make a date. Just don’t stay on the phone too long and keep the patter light. Cool your jets a bit. You’ve been smart enough to get his phone number, so you can wait this one out a while. If he hasn’t called in a week or so and you want to give him a ring, fine. Just keep the conversation light and short and don’t ask why he hasn’t called.

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