10 March, 2008

Why hasn't he called?

It’s the age-old question that we still walk around asking after a man fails to pick up the phone following what we thought was an AMAZING date.

So, you spend the next ten days on the phone with three of your best girlfriends analyzing, contemplating, and antagonizing over what to say if he actually does decide to call ...

So, let’s go over the evening again. Here’s the situation: you went on a date with a relative stranger and had an amazing time. The conversation flowed as effortlessly as the wine, and the evening ended with a passionate goodnight kiss in front of your door. You’re aching to see him again, but now it’s Wednesday, and he hasn’t called you. Is he playing games with you? Was he involved in a tragic accident? Or is he—gulp—not interested?

Let’s go over SOME of the reasons that men don’t pick up the phone ...

1. He was trying to look cool. If he asked for your number with his buddies looking on, be forewarned—he was probably just trying to increase his status within his friend group. On Guys Night Out, he’s not looking for love; he’s looking to score your digits and win the approval of his peers, and it’s unlikely that he’ll ever follow through with you.

2. He’s really busy with . . . uh . . . stuff. Yes, it’s a terrible excuse, but sometimes guys are just too busy to call. Rare is the guy whose schedule is so jam-packed that he it is literally impossible for him to call you; the more likely situation is that he is busy pursuing other goals and doesn’t have time for a relationship. Read more >>

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