1: Times he should instigate contact within the first week of dating.Otherwise you've got a Stage 5 clinger on your hands.Number of profile pictures he should have on Facebook. Swear to God, this is the guy who will eventually be yelling at you to put the fucking lotion in the basket. Weeks you should date before you have "the exclusive talk" (if one or both of you want to be exclusive, that is).Just enough to be able to tell his average state of attractiveness (generally speaking, 3 of the photos will be great, 2 will be subpar), but not enough to indicate that he's a Photo Booth slore. More than one a night, ideally, with a breather of a day or two in between. A healthy chunk of time, but not too long for one person to be leading the other one on, which would make them a scrub, also known as a buster.
This woman is tearing her hair out because she doesn’t know how to apply my advice. Are you always nice when they call and say “yes” to the date? She needed me to set her straight and show her what her guy was actually thinking. She didn’t have to do anything except say yes and not judge me while I worked it all out in my head. Otherwise I would have abandoned that ship long time ago.So how long do you wait for sex before pulling the plug? What DID surprise me is that, after the initial chemistry rush, Janie settled into a low-intensity pseudo-relationship that didn’t leave her at all satisfied. If he doesn’t follow through fast enough or often enough, make a mental note: “Hmm… I may have casually seen my wife for the first 4 weeks of our relationship, but I would always email the next day to say I had fun. Which is why I wasn’t at all surprised when she met a man only two weeks into our coaching sessions. Application of this made-up “rule” is surprisingly simple. He calls, he texts, he emails – you just “mirror” his efforts and give him enthusiasm and warmth every time. (But you do you — whether it's 3 or 300.) (I am partial to Date 5.) (But honestly, it's more like Date 2.) 4. Enough of a clique to keep it interesting, and be able to go out in groups together without the significant-other-tagging-along weirdness that happens when you bring a guy out with your friends who don't know him.