Traditionally this is a tactic men should apparently use to make the woman ‘want them’ more, but we’ve heard of lots of women using this tactic too. If you wait three days to reply to someone after a successful date you’re basically saying ‘I like to mess with people’.
Everybody knows that it only takes a few seconds to write a text message, no matter how busy they are.
If this mentality pervades our decisionmaking in so many realms, is it also affecting how we choose a romantic partner?
The question nagged at me—not least because of my own experiences watching promising relationships peter out over text message—so I set out on a mission.
I read dozens of studies about love, how people connect and why they do or don’t stay together.
I quizzed the crowds at my stand-up comedy shows about their own love lives.
Let’s say you’re a woman who wants a 28-year-old man who’s 5 ft.