If you want to be #1 don’t take “maybe” for an answer. Let the other person set the pace until you both find balance.
Let the other person make the effort to set up the dates. This is difficult when you are head over heels for someone. It’s only natural for her to feel you slipping away, and want back in. Improve yourself first to attract better dating prospects.
Here are some harsh truths about modern dating that will help you deal with reality and prepare you for the unexpected. No matter how “honest” someone appears there is more reward through lying when you first meet. Beware, however, the bigger your lie, the more likely you are to date someone hiding an even bigger lie.
That’s why “bad boys” and “bad girls” seem to have all the fun. It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able to get anything done, at least not well or on time.
But requests for your time are coming in all the time — through phone, email, IM or in person.
The same can be said after dates, although it is also completely acceptable for women to text the guy with a “thank you for last night” or “I had a great time yesterday” to initiate a conversation.
[Read: 8 romantic gestures from the olden days all girls miss] #2 Don’t text when you’re drunk.