Will I hear from him?

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Will I hear from him?
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Fri, 04-18-2003 - 11:14am
I recently decided to try online dating and managed to rule out every guy who contacted me, except one. We e-mailed regularly and chatted online for a few days before he asked for my number. I wasn't comfortable giving it out at that point, but when he asked again a few days later, I did give it to him. He called me this past Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday and we had great conversations for about an hour each time. We seem to have a lot in common and carried on conversations that varied from intelligent and deep to just plain entertaining. During our conversations he made it clear that he's not the type to play games and told me how much he enjoyed talking to me. So, I assumed that we both realized that our personalities are compatible and the only thing left was to see if there was any chemistry.

We met for dinner on Wednesday night and had a great time (or so I thought). Since I have a habit of overanalyzing things, I've been thinking about some of the things that I took as a sign of his interest. He reached over during dinner to turn my necklace around, and when I made a comment about an eyelash near the corner of his eye, he took my hand and basically directed me to remove the eyelash. He even commented on the fact that he'd have to do something about the fact that I haven't been to a certain local place. At the end of the evening, we walked to a subway stop together, and he gave me quite the goodbye kiss and said he'd e-mail me the next day (yesterday). Well, before he had a chance to e-mail, I decided to send him a short message thanking him for dinner and telling him that I enjoyed myself. I made a comment about work too. He responded, but with only a very brief message that was basically a complaint about how busy he was, but he ended the message with ":)", making me think he was trying to lighten up the tone of his message.

I really expected him to call last night, since he had called every day prior to our date, but he didn't. Since I know he normally doesn't have time to e-mail until late afternoon, I know I'm going to be dwelling on this all day. Can anyone give me their opinion? Am I stressing for nothing or will he really not call again? At what point should I give up on him?

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Wed, 04-23-2003 - 1:31pm
Just an update on this...it's now a week later and the guy seems to have disappeared. I'm trying to find more interesting men online, but so far haven't had much luck. I'm only communicating with one now, which is exactly what I didn't want to do. I'd like to find a few more to chat with so I don't get my hopes up about just one. Is anyone else being as picky as I am about the guys in the online dating services? I manage to find something significant that I don't like about nearly all of them.
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Mon, 04-21-2003 - 3:37pm
I'm 31, so I'm starting to get there. I just get frustrated too easily. I try to filter out as many guys as possible by some of the information in their profiles and how they handle a conversation. If, after all of that screening, I still have no luck after 5 or 6 dates, I'll give up on meeting men online and will try another approach.
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Mon, 04-21-2003 - 3:19pm
You are probably not as serious as I am about getting married and having a baby (I am 36) - the way I look at it - these are 40 individual men - not one "approach".
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Mon, 04-21-2003 - 1:15pm
Wow! 40 dates? I'd give up on the approach long before getting up to 40 dates! I'm already less enthusiastic about meeting men this way. I will definitely take your advice about keeping pre-date contact shorter. I did get used to hearing from the guy who never called after the date, so I guess I miss his e-mails and calls, but already I'm having a hard time remembering exactly what I thought made him so perfect for me. Next!
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Mon, 04-21-2003 - 9:53am
One thought - perhaps he was busy with family for the holiday weekend (Easter or Passover?). My advice as someone who has met 40 men through on line dating - keep the conversation pre-meeting short enough so that you don't get attached - as in 30 mintues - one conversation only - just enough to make sure you are interested enough to meet this man for a 45-minute drink or coffee and to make sure he is not a total psycho. Expectations get unrealistically raised when you believe you are bonding with someone by phone or email prior to a face to face meeting. IMHO!
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Mon, 04-21-2003 - 9:36am
Thanks for all the feedback. Our date was Wednesday and it's now Monday and all I got was that one brief e-mail. I've about given up. I'm still very confused about the whole situation. I thought he gave some pretty clear signals that he was interested, but perhaps he changed his mind. Oh well. His loss. I've already made plans with one other guy I met online (although I'm much less interested in this one) and I'm still communicating with another who seems interesting.
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Sun, 04-20-2003 - 10:11pm
Just a comment - in the future forget about that thank you email - it is too often transparent - say thank you and mean it while on the date and let him make the next contact. No I don't think he isn't calling because of the email it is just a suggestion. We all play the waiting game - hang in there - believe me I know how it feels!
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Sun, 04-20-2003 - 3:34pm
men don't call the next day, i think they just say that to seem nice or spare your feelings or something...i would say yes your overanalyzing things don't feel bad i do the same thing start assuming things and then get myself all worked up. well what i'm trying to do is just go with the flow of things and let things happen and if i get hurt i deal with it and move on....
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Sat, 04-19-2003 - 2:00pm
I have been in this situation before. Personally I would just move on with things. If he calls fine, if not well the world is not going to end. They are way more men in this life that will treat you with common courtesy, and call you when they say are going to call or email when they say they will. Don't waste your time on call that may never come. Whatever you do, don't call him first. Men can tell when woman are desperate
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Sat, 04-19-2003 - 12:21am
I have found this to be the case so often, not just in my own case, but for so many single women out there. Everyone gave excellent advice. It is really hard to not over analyze things when they go so well isn't it. I guess I have just reached a point of becoming cynical at times. I hope that he does call. And I hope that if he doesn't, you pick yourself up and dust yourself off, and start all over again. And about all the weirdo ones out there, the ratio seems to be 10 weirdos to 1 nice guy out there...what is up with that?????

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