Dating is apparently governed by a set of unwritten rules that dictate who should pay, who should initiate the date, how long you should wait to have sex, and so on. But despite books, conversations with your friends, and seemingly common knowledge, many of us are clueless about these “rules” or like to break them—regularly.

I’d place myself somewhere in between. While I respect the dating game (well, the old school version), I am a modern woman and like to do things my way. But when it comes to calling a man I’ve just met first, for some reason I turn into an ultra traditional woman who waits for the man to make the first move.

But am I missing out?

It’s happened plenty of times. I’m out at a lounge, or the market, or on the train, and end up chatting up a handsome man. I’m fairly clever, so I make him laugh, we smile at one another…a lot, and we end up exchange numbers. But now what?

Many women (a lot of my friends included) feel like a man will call you if he’s really interested, and if you never hear from him, that means he’s otherwise occupied. But what happens if he just gets busy or forgets or loses your number?

Do you just write him off or do you try to make the first call?Does it even matter who makes the first move anymore?

Let’s talk about it! 

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