How Long Should I Wait to Call/Text a Girl Back?

Bethany Heinesh

Written by: Bethany Heinesh

Bethany Heinesh

Bethany has ghost-written hundreds of dating articles in the last 10 years for relationship experts all over the United States.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles and reports have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement.

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I still don’t understand why men struggle with how long to wait before calling and texting a girl back. It’s not rocket science, fellas! If you are attracted to a woman and you want to forge a real relationship with her, don’t start out playing games. Always do what you say you’re going to, when you say you’re gonna do it. If we call or text you, call back when you can and when you’re able to carry on a decent conversation in a private setting.

I know lots of guys who concoct these various strategies when it comes to making a girl wait for a text or call. They won’t call until the next day or text her hours and hours later, proclaiming to be busy. It’s ridiculous! It’s difficult enough for us to pick up the phone and call or text a man we are attracted to. Why make us suffer and sweat it out? When you’re into a woman and you want to see her again, be punctual in returning correspondence. We like it better that way.

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