If you have definite plans, call the person to verify the time. Or if you want to make plans, call, be cool, be positive.
But if you are simply hoping that a guy or girl likes you and will follow through with a promise, then keep wondering, and in the mean time, live your life. Don’t wait for the phone call. Don’t check your text messages too often. Keep your own life engaged. You’re only as interesting as the depths of your own interests. Pursue your passions, work, and keep meeting people. Enjoy your friends; enjoy your solitude. Vibrancy is more attractive than desperation.
And definitely don’t call to complain!
by Alison Poulsen, PhD