- Less than one day
- One or two days
- Three or four days
- Five or seven days
- More than seven days
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Preferably by the next day, no more than two days. Please don't go by the "three day rule," that's a silly old game playing method that needs to be thrown out the window. I read an article once a few years back (written by men btw!) that listed a whole bunch of reasons why you shouldn't wait three days before calling a girl... I wish I had the link for it but I don't.
It's true that you don't want to look desperate. But calling a girl promptly doesn't make you look desperate, it just makes you look interested, which is good. You're only going to look desperate if you start calling/texting her too frequently or if you act like you have no confidence.
I know when I give a guy my number I want him to call me soon. If it takes him three days to call me then I figure he's not really all that interested and he's just calling me because he hasn't found any better options by that time. Either that or he's playing games. Yuck.
The way I see it... You asked for my number, so you're obviously interested! So don't switch gears and make things more confusing. Girls like to feel wanted and special. Let's just skip the game and be real with each other. Call her when you want to call her and no later!1