When to Call After a First Date
We weigh in on whether you should call after first date activities, and when you should do it.
By Jonathan Hackman
The question of whether you should call after first date fun can be a difficult one. On one hand, you don’t want to seem desperate, but on the other, you don’t want your date to think that you are blowing her off either.
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First, there is nothing wrong with being enthusiastic. People like nothing better than to be told how much fun their dates had. It’s a compliment, and it’s a great way to let them know that you are interested in more. Second, it shows initiative. You shouldn’t call as soon as you get home that night, but there is nothing wrong with calling a couple days after.
When you’re nervous about a call after the first date, just remember that you should keep it short. Call during the day when you are at work, and do not let the call or the message ramble. Let them know that you had a great time, and ask them if they would be open to you calling them again to set up something in the future. When you keep your message short, you avoid being seen as desperate, and you are letting them know that you were thinking about them even during the middle of your day.
First dates can be quite nerve-racking, so remember that you should consider how to make things a little easier on yourself. By all means, call after first date activities, but don’t get stressed out about it. The girl will be impressed you took the time to call rather than text. It shows interest and a take-charge attitude that she’ll love.