Contrary to popular belief, women are not waiting by their phones the minute they give a guy their number. This may come as a shock to some old-school men out there who believe the “Three Day Rule” is still a thing. (Hint: When Urban Dictionary mocks the technique, time to give it up.)
Here’s an illustration if you wait too long to message a woman after getting her number:
Normally on this blog, we do our best to nickname or hide identities of the men involved in our stories. However, we chose to leave this one because from 1981-2006 Matthew was one of the top four most common male names in the U.S.
Without context clues, not even I was going to be able to pick out who this gentleman was. Which is too bad. Because he might have been really nice. He might have been someone I was really into when I gave him my number. But we’ll never know now. Because there was too much of a lag in time from giving him my number, and absolutely no context clue in his opener as to how I knew him. The reverse phone search wasn’t even helpful. C’est la vie.
P.S. The only correct response to “Who is this?” in a text is “Jake. From State Farm.”
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- Is the ‘3 day rule’ dead? Dating trends revealed (Today.com)
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