I have to ask, because I've seen so many questions on this site by girls who will give a guy their number, and then start freaking out because "It's been 8 hours and he hasn't called" "It's been a day and he hasn't called." "It's been 2 days and he hasn't called!"
and so on.
The three day rule wasn't invented arbitrarily to annoy young women. It evolved naturally over time, as the number of days to wait with the highest chances of success in the relationship.
It's a classic case of women not knowing what they want. Sure, they think they want a guy to call right away. But guys know from experience (over generations, if not personal) that if they call right away, the girl sees them as too needy, or that the guy wants them too much, and they lose respect for him. Because a guy who wants her THAT much isn't a challenge.
Wait longer than 4 days, and chances are she's already made plans for the weekend. And if not, she may just say she has. Because it can come across very easily that you're treating her as your weekends backup plan. She's who you call if you couldn't get a date with someone else. And again, no girl wants to think "Yay, I'm his SILVER medal!"
The three day rule survives, because it's optimal. Will it work all the time? Of course not. It'd be the 3 day LAW if it did. Will it annoy a girl so much she won't have anything to do with you? Very rarely. Much rarer than you'd think anyway.
In most cases, it will work just fine. Guys know this, or have learned this. And that's why it's still done.
It seems a shame that young girls aren't taught this too.
- I learned about the 3 day rule.Vote A
- This is the first time I'm hearing of this.Vote B
- I'm a guy, and want to see the results.Vote C
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3 day rule is a good rule for beginners but you can modify it a little after a while, but yeah, in general it's a good "rule" (I'd say it's more of a guide line)2