He also wants to be with someone who is easygoing and won't generate too much drama because of a phone call that has yet to be made. Wait for him to make the first step if you want him to contact you. You can bet he'll call or contact you if he's interested. Allow him the opportunity to do so.
There is a precedent that is established very early in relationships, and it all revolves on phone calls. If he says he'll contact you and gives you a time limit, and then that time passes with no word, he's waiting to see what you do next.
The good news is that you'll no longer be waiting by the phone, freeing up your time to meet nicer men! There are good men out there. Don't squander your valuable time waiting for a guy to call. I don't care who he is, how much fun you had, or what a terrific catch he appears to be.
However, if you want to make it a little simpler for him to contact you after the first date, send him a text expressing that you had a nice time. Things don't alter much after a month or two of dating the same man. Even if you're dating exclusively, don't bother the other person with phone calls.
If he wants to see you again, he'll reach out. There's no need to call every single date a "date" and most men will be happy with a good-bye peck on the cheek. If, however, he starts sending you flowers or taking you out for special occasions, then you've crossed the line from just having fun together to something more serious.
Calling after the first date is a bit forward but not inappropriate. It shows that you are interested in him and that you'd like to keep seeing him on a regular basis. Of course, he has the same goal - to get to know you better so that he can decide whether he wants to continue seeing you beyond the first date.
Generally, people go on dates to have fun and to find out what kind of chemistry they have with each other. That means that if you called him or sent him a message after your date, you should do so with a clear head and a positive attitude. No one likes a pest, so be respectful of his time by not calling too often.
And attempting to be in a relationship with such guy can only lead to heartbreak. It's simple when you're dealing with a genuine guy who wants to be in a relationship with you. And not insane-inducing. Simply follow your heart and trust that whether you end up contacting or not, whether you wait for him to call or not, everything will be OK. You'll know whether it's the actual deal. Or not. But either way, you'll have some peace of mind.
Is he simply overworked? If you haven't heard from him in a week, should you text him? If you haven't heard from a guy in a week, he's probably not interested in you and you shouldn't text him. When a man is sincerely interested, it is clear that he will not be inconsistent in his efforts. He will make an effort to reach out to you.
Are there any exceptions to this rule? If someone is harassing you or trying to coerce you into texting them, by all means, block them! Block them for a month, even if they do contact you afterward. Chances are they'll get the message and stop bothering you.
What if he never texts you back? That's usually a sign that he's not interested in talking to you. Don't take it personally; he may just have more important things to deal with than wasting his time on someone who doesn't return his calls.
So overall, don't text a guy if you haven't heard from him in a week. If he hasn't contacted you by then, he's probably not interested in talking to you.