4. You Can't Manipulate Someone Into Liking You. So many people think there needs to be some “strategy” in making the decision when to return someone's phone call. They'll think things like “Oh, let me think when I should call them back. Should I wait four or five days so I'll seem busy and not too available? If I call back today will I seem desperate?” It doesn't work that way! This is simply a matter of courtesy and being a mature adult. If someone called me in my business and left me a message about wanting me to coach them, I will call them back as quickly as possible NOT because I'm desperate for business but because I respect the fact that the person took the time to contact me. Playing games and trying to make someone think certain things about you (like that you're busy or not desperate) by waiting to return a phone call will NOT make someone more interested in you than they would otherwise be. All you will accomplish by doing this is to make the other person think you are rude and uninterested.
5. Being Busy Is No Excuse. So many of us are busy being busy. As busy people, we get how busy everyone's life can be. Returning a phone call and leaving a voicemail message, though, takes only about 15 to 30 seconds. Returning a call to let the person know that you're busy and will call them in a few days takes barely a minute. It's better to return the call promptly and let them know you're busy and will call them in a few days after things settle down (with work, kids, or whatever it might be), then to put the phone call off and to think about it. The longer you wait to call somebody back, the less likely it will be the person will still have the interest in you that they had in the first place.
These are all tips that you should follow in navigating the phone calls you receive from someone you're newly dating. These tips are equally applicable to men and women, and the rules contained in them apply to both sexes. So remember to follow these rules, and when someone calls you – call them back!