(Closed) The Three Day Rule?!

posted 4 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Three day rule is bogus! Only funny stories I have is when my now fiance dropped me off after our first date and texted me while he was in the car, in my driveway, asking when our next will be. I responded, “well someone looks a little desperate ;)” 

Maybe this dude is doing the three day rule, I hope he gets back to you since you both seem to click with one another! But, if and when you do start dating down the road, tell him that rule sucks!

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Oh I love this! My girlfriends and I have regular champagne and hot tub sessions and we try to anticipate these sorts of situations aaall the time! Last week we were in the tub and spent about an hour drafting a text to my friend’s current crush that in the end was only about 6 words long. Girls! Anyway, I used to think this three day rule thing was a myth but people do actually do it. I’m definitely guilty of delaying getting in touch because I’m worried about coming off too keen. So silly, but we do it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m a fan of the three day rule, but I was always pretty high maintenance when single, lol. It always worked out for me. If someone is interested in me and can’t be bothered to acknowledge I’m alive with a measly text in a 72 h period than whyt he F would I want to see them again?

I mean come ON it’s a TEXT. How busy can someone be for a text? You haven’t even crossed his mind while taking a dump because hey we all know that’s when we send out those catch up texts.

Because texting is SO easy, I think the 3 day rule is important. If we didn’t live in a phone dependency time I’d say otherwise, but a text takes 0.235235t seconds.

Post # 5
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

WesterosBarbie:  What three day rule are you referring to? I thought it was you’re NOT supposed to contact someone for three days after you exchange info/have your first date. (Which I think is completely stupid for the record. Yes, please ignore me for days if you like me. That makes total sense.)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

WesterosBarbie:  That’s a different “three day rule”. The three day rule is when you refrain from getting in touch with a person within three days of seeing or communicating with them so that you don’t seem desperate.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper

If you met the old fashioned way, I thought the three day thing was often applied to how much lead time is recommended to schedule a first date. For example, out of consideration, you’d contact someone no later than midweek if you wanted to go out Saturday. You wouldn’t ask to go out that night or the very next day. 

Once you’ve met in person, I really dislike texting to communicate with a potential new Boyfriend or Best Friend or Girlfriend. It’s too impersonal. 

But if you haven’t heard anything by tonight I’d start to doubt it’s happening. If he does call very last minute, the other “rule” says you should already be busy this weekend.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I met my Darling Husband on a Saturday and he waited till Weds to get in touch and ask for a date precisely because he wanted to play it cool. So theres that.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

If he offered his number to you, he may have wanted to be a gentleman and give you the option to “ghost” him instead. Instead, he knows you’d like to hear from him and that he has your #. I think even a week is fine as long as he doesn’t ask you to do something last-minute, like weddingmaven said. In that case, you have other plans but would love to see him again sometime. If you open up the last-minute window, it’s hard to close again.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

MsBeer:  haha thanks, good luck to you. And if he doesnt get in touch dont sweat it either. Better to know and not waste your time!

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