It’s written from a guy perspective, it really does apply to both men and women, so let’s go with it.
This is actually something that happens to a lot of people. You are going to the online dating and you get interest on someone and you approach them to get their number with small level of hesitance. But to your surprise she is also interested in you and she gives her number to you.
With text messaging being so common these days, it is no big deal if you want to send her a text once you’ve left the bar. Just let her know you had fun and that you will be giving her a call at some point to arrange to hang out again.
Back before the days of texting, and being able to get everything quickly, it used to be proper for a man to call a woman after about two days. However, now that we can pretty much get anything we want, and fast, taking that long to call a woman may leave her thinking you really weren’t interested after all. This is why, once you get her number, you should call her no more than a day later.
She clearly wanted to see you again, otherwise she would never have given you her phone number, so instead of waiting too long, and running the risk of her forgetting about you, give her a call after a day to arrange to meet again.
The best thing to do before calling, however, is to think of a few things you can arrange to do on your date. Get a couple ideas started before you call her, so you will be sure to have something to say.
Try your best to keep the conversation short and simple. The whole point of the phone call is to let her know you have not forgotten about her, and to set up a date to see each other again. Don’t say too much because you may run the risk of changing her mind. Save your life story for another day, besides, you are going to need to use some of that as something to talk about when you finally do go on the date.