You’ve got her number. Now what?
Phone game has made dating a three-part process.
So guys, listen up, because you’ve got to get better at texting women.
Our survey of 100 single women found that 89% want to be contacted within 48 hours and a hot babe will lose interest in you if you don’t text her within 2 days.
The results also revealed what male texting habits make women flake on the first date and women’s favourite first date locations based on age group.
Take a look at the infographic below to see more results from the survey.
If this infographic has inspired you to improve your texting skills, don’t miss our article on How to Text a Girl You Like (Without Her Losing Interest).
So here’s our take on the texting metrics from the infographic
Let’s begin by recapping women’s favourite methods for first contact:
73% – Text
19% – Phone call
6% – Facebook
2% – IM App
Since 73% prefer a text to start things off, as a golden rule we recommend you always just ask for her phone number unless she suggests otherwise.
Sure, some girls prefer Facebook, and there’s never any sure fire way of knowing what she likes best, but don’t lay the options on the table and ask her to choose because you’ll sound needy and insecure.
Be decisive and go for the number.
When we look at how long it takes men to first get in touch and when women want men to get in touch, the results are surprisingly similar:
|How Long||When men first get in touch||When women like men to first get in touch|
|4 days +||11%||5%|
Because 89% of women said they prefer to be contacted within 48 hours and only 6% think the 3 day rule is cool, I’m sure you can guess what we’re going to say next…
Text her on the same night or the next day. Don’t make her wait. Just do it already!
Women will lose interest in you after:
5 days if you don’t contact her
2 days if she’s a hot babe
You’re probably wondering how the hell we distinguished the hot babes from our survey?
We did this by cross tabulating the results to put the girls who go out more and have more men pursuing them under the microscope. In a nutshell the hot babes:
- Have more men currently pursuing them
- Are approached by more guys on a night out
- Reject guys more often
NOTE: if you’re sick of getting rejected all the time, we strongly recommend you read our Stealth Attraction Review. This video course by Richard La Ruina will teach you rejection proof ways to approach and seduce girls.
First Date Flakiness
Wasn’t it exciting to discover the main reasons women flake on the first date?
We were not surprised that 60% of women flake on the first date because of needy texts from men.
Neediness is the ultimate attraction killer. We shared a bunch of examples in our post: 21 mistakes men make texting girls, but here’s a few bite sized examples of what needy behavior looks like when you’re texting women:
- Replying back instantly every time
- Texting constant updates on your day
- Sending text monologues
- Too much flattery
- Sending texts that seek validation
Here’s a reminder of the main habits that make women flake on the first date:
60% – Desperate & Needy
44% – Talking Dirty
24% – Reveal Jealous Traits
24% – Not Funny Anymore
10% – Try to Fix the Date Too Soon
One of the above 5 deserves a special mention because it’s something countless guys are jealous of and really gives the lads a bad name:
Revealing Jealous Traits – guilt tripping her for not texting you back, cancelling a date or being jealous about her partying with male friends are all classic examples.
You must never, ever, EVER go down the jealous route. Guilt tripping a girl you don’t even know is both wrong and uncalled for, plus women will run a mile if they spot the first signs of a jealous man.
For advice on how to prevent a girl from flaking the date, Rami from Gutsy Geek shared 6 awesome tips on how to prevent flakes here.
The First Date
We LOVE the fact that Aquarium / Zoo made the top 5 first date activities:
#3 Drinks at a Bar
#4 Aquarium / Zoo
When I lived in Beijing, taking girls to the zoo was always my favourite date activity and they loved it too! The part that went down the best was seeing the pandas and the dolphin show 😉
After you spend a day out at the zoo, followed by a meal, girls will feel like they’ve known you forever, plus the animals give you so much to talk about you’ll never be stuck for conversation.
When we cross tabulated each age group we discovered women’s top first date activities (other than eating and drinking):
22-25: Aquarium / Zoo
I recommend you combine one of the above with drinks or a meal afterwards. That way you’ll have plenty to talk about over drinks/dinner and it’ll give her the perfect day out.
Is it important to kiss on the first date?
We asked this question because there’s a common belief among men that if you don’t kiss her on the first date you’ll blow your chances of her being interested in a second date and will fall into the dreaded friend zone.
Well guess what? Apparently it’s not important at all, so don’t feel deflated if you weren’t able to pull the trigger because 95% say it’s not important to kiss on the first date.
If you want to turn more digits into dates don’t miss our article all about how to text girls. That article is a treasure trove of case studies and templates you can use to turn more digits into dates and relationships.
This infographic was a lot of fun to put together and we hope you’ve learned a great deal from it.
If you love it as much as we do, make sure you share it to give your friends the facts and stats about texting they’ve been dying to know.
Oh, and if you’re craving more dates in your life, you’ll need to start putting in the ground work to get more numbers. Check out our interview with 32 dating coaches if you want to learn how to pick up girls in various different situations.
What questions would you like us to ask in our next survey about texting women? Post your suggestions in the comments below!
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