Hmmm…How many times is too many times in a day, an hour, in fifteen minutes? One, three, five?
I’m talking calling and texting your friend/significant other with no response. I think men and women view this same way, some are multiple callers, some are single. Does it really stress the importance of a call/text if it is multiplied by ten? Or does it just encourage the receiver to ignore it?
I’m of the opinion that a single call is sufficient, depending on importance. If a car wreck or hospital is involved then a possible text and call are needed. I know my daughter never answers calls but I definitely get her to answer a text. May take an hour or two, but she eventually answers. If the call is just to chat I typically do not leave a voice mail and do not back it up with a text. I figure the receiver will see the missed call and call back if they want to chat. Occasionally, I will leave a voice mail if I have a particular reason to call. If I receive no response I may call back the next day.
My daughter likes to, as she calls it, blow up the receivers phone. She will text repeatedly and call repeatedly if there there is no response. She thinks if there is twenty calls/texts from her then the person will get back to her quicker. I know when she does it to me I am more likely to ignore the calls.
So, back to your significant other. If you call them and they don’t answer, should call again to make sure your call went through? Should then text to make sure they know you’re calling? And do you get more opportunities to call if you’ve been together more or less time? Hmmm…Are you being needy or pesty? Will multiple calls get you the response you want or will they just get irritated? These are questions you have to answer yourself. You know the person you’re calling. Are they not answering because they can’t hear the phone, they’re busy and can’t get to it or because you fear they aren’t interested in you anymore? Does multiple calls/texts help this situation? Will it make them realize how wonderful you are?
Thinks to ponder…