ProConnect

Why They Didn't Call After Your First Date

By

Why They Didn't Call After Your First Date
"I thought it went well, so why isn't he calling?"
Good first dates are hard to find and sometimes even harder to hear from again.

Mr. Saturday Night strutted into the bar and I sighed a he's even more impressive than his pictures sigh of relief. Our chemistry was dynamic and hours later we were still grinning at each other as conversation flowed and time flew by. I received the sweetly predictable "I had a great time" text minutes before even arriving home to my apartment.

It was the perfect first date—or so I thought. Mr. Saturday Night never called and I was left to wonder why. Has this disappointing dating letdown happen to you? If so, here's what you can do:

More from YourTango: Stop The Drama: This Is Why Facebook Is Ruining Your Life

More from YourTango: The Men Tell All – First Date Topics To Avoid

  1. Cry it out. Yes, it was only one date but you are crashing down from a first date high, which is a real downer. Allow yourself to feel the disappointment before moving on to your next possibility.
  2. Keep it real. Mr. Saturday Night seemed perfect at the time, but a week later my concrete knowledge of his character is rather limited. Finally connecting with an online dating pen pal in person can create the false illusion that you know one other better than you do. Remember, it takes genuine face-to-face time to truly connect and after one date, a deep connection is impossible.
  3. Reject the rejection. Flip flop #2 and realize, s/he didn't get the chance to know you either. Maybe your phone hasn't rung because s/he's dating someone else or maybe s/he reconciled with his or her ex the very next day. You will most likely never know, so why assume it's personal when in reality, s/he never got the chance to know you.

Trust me, I understand the agony of wishing your phone to ring and facing the reality of silence. After reliving every moment of my near perfect night, it hit me that Mr. Saturday Night owned one major imperfection: He already wasn't treating me well and we just met. Let that truth be enough for you to move forward to that lucky guy or girl who won't immediately let you down.

More first date advice on YourTango:

Share this with someone you love (or even like a lot)!

Let's make it
FB official
Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Jodi The Hopefull Romantic

Author

The Hopefull Romantic

www.thehopefullromantic.com

Location: -----, NJ
Credentials: MA
Other Articles/News by Jodi The Hopefull Romantic:

Stop The Drama: This Is Why Facebook Is Ruining Your Life

By

A recent article detailing Facebook's role in the demise of women's self-esteem came as no surprise. Facebook is after all, the villain in our lives. It is a virtual bulletin board of our possessions, a bragging battle ground and an undercover detective's most prized tool. Is Facebook the root of the dramatics in your own life? Here are four ... Read more

The Men Tell All – First Date Topics To Avoid

By

Disheartened by a string of first dates gone wrong, I sought answers straight from the source: eligible men. I grilled male friends, ex’s and even one of those disastrous dates (see # 3) to find out which first date topics to ditch and how to make it to round two on your road to dating bliss. 1. Your Ex.  This is commonsense (or should ... Read more

How To Bounce Back From A Break Up

By

No matter what side of the split you are on, break ups invoke the kind of pain upon us that feels helpless and never-ending. You cry, vent and wonder if your heart will ever heal again. And while I am in support of the natural grieving process, I believe writing deserves its own place in the cycle. Follow these 3 writing tasks to understand, process and ... Read more

See More

Recent Expert Posts
Summer Couple

Ditch Your Need for Certainty: Cultivate These Nine Traits

Sometimes we find ourselves on the precipice of a decision and become paralyzed. We hesitate ...

Smooches

The Least & Most Open-Minded Cities In Online Dating

Wondering if your city is open-minded when it comes to online dating? Check out this data from Zoosk

Faith

3 Ways to Define Who You Want To Be

Sometimes the best way to know who you want to be is to notice how you react in the here and now.

Ask The Experts

Have a dating or relationship question?
Visit Ask YourTango and let our experts and community answer.

Resources
How to find the right pro for you
10 Reasons Mental Health Pros Should Join YourTango Experts

10 Reasons Mental Health Pros Should Join YourTango Experts

YourTango Experts can help your business go from good to great.

10 Steps To Improve Your Coaching Business

Take your coaching business from mediocre to great in no time…

Frequently Asked Questions About YourTango Experts

Thinking of joining? Here's all the facts you need to know to make the most of your membership.

Getting Your Guy To Join You In A Therapy Or Coaching Session

So how can your get your strong, self-reliant, superman to talk to an Expert with you?

Therapist/Counselors: Who We Are & What We Do

What exactly does a therapist/counselor do and can they really help?

See more resources>
HOT STUFF!
FROM OUR PARTNERS