He’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me, but sometimes he won’t call or text the whole day.Well, it’s only a slight exaggeration to say that the worst case scenario being asked to speculate on…If it’s been three weeks and you’re still emailing someone you haven’t made plans to meet, you aren’t looking for a date, you’re looking for a pen-pal. Keep your address, place of employment, and other personal information to yourself until you’ve gone out on at least a couple dates. The first date is to see if there’s a spark, which you can figure out in about five minutes.
Do the other person a favor and at least look at the way you’re acting and handling the situation too.
Do keep the email exchanges flirty, witty, and brief.
A paragraph or two, sharing a funny anecdote or responding to something he or she shared with you is plenty.
Save the life story for your memoir — or at least the third date. Respond to messages within a day or two (three tops!
), and make plans to meet up in person after you’ve exchanged a handful of messages. Do plan a first date that can be short and sweet, like lunch or a coffee date.Here’s a teachable moment about that; it’s based on a recent interview about the Ebola epidemic.