The 3rd date rule. When it comes to dating, I never really took the third date rule seriously. After Tony and I started dating and he pointed out that it’s important for men to implement the third date rule to know where they stand with a woman, it made me think.
I had a male friend that use to hang out with me at least once a week. I will call him “J.” J and I hung out for months. During this time he never made a move on me or communicated that he wanted to be more than friends. After about 4 months J and I were out eating and talking. He looked really happy that day so I asked him if he was seeing someone who had him smiling so much. J said, “no” and asked if I was seeing someone. I told him “yes.” After that outing “J” never talked to me again. At first I was confused about why he didn’t call me or take my calls anymore. Then I realized, he thought we were dating and I thought we were friends.
After this incident, and talking with Tony I am now a believer in the third date rule.