Over the past ten-ish years, I have spent more time than I’d like to admit waiting for some guy I was dating (or wanted to date) to call or text me back. I know I’m not alone. Most women are all too familiar with hoping a guy will call, wondering if he will and worrying that he’s just going to vanish because he wasn’t really interested in the first place. Which is to say, waiting for a guy to call is a special type of hell, right? One guy I dated used to go weeks in between phone calls or texts, only to seem baffled when I was less than enthused to finally hear from him when he’d magically reappear.
Since you’re way too awesome and hot to stare at your phone all day, here are 20 semi-productive things you can do while waiting for a guy to call.
Send a text message to your best friend or your mum. Someone who would never dare ignore you!
Write down ten things about yourself, inside and out, that you love. Yes, it’s cheesy–but I bet you feel better after.
Take some ridiculous yet oh so HOT selfies.
Change into workout clothes and think about going for a run, to the gym or just dancing around your house. Bonus points if you actually do it, but no pressure, seriously. It’s the thought that counts!
Do a quick purge of your Facebook friends. Do you really need to know what 1200 people ate for dinner?
Turn your phone off! It’s not the boss of you.
Pour yourself a drink. Repeat. Cheers!
Go on a date with someone else. Distract yourself with someone else!
Makeout with someone else. Quite the distraction.
Pick the one task on your to-do list that you’ve been putting off the longest, and DO IT. You will feel amazing after, whether your phone is ringing or not.
One word: Vibrator. Who needs a guy anyway?
Stay busy. Accept every happy hour, blind date or dinner invitation that comes your way and throw yourself into your job.
Go to sleep early. Not because you’re depressed, but because sleep is awesome.
Scroll through his past text messages…and then delete them.
Banish anxiety. Whether you take a bubble bath, meditate or talk to a friend, try not to freak out. You can’t control if he calls or not, but you can control how you handle it either way.
Get lost in your Netflix queue for a while. New OITNB, anyone?
Find a cute puppy or child to play with. Kids and puppies have a way of reminding us to live in the moment. See also-Adorable!
Treat yourself to your favourite indulgent food. It is virtually impossible to worry about some dude when you have all your favourite foods.
Lightly internet stalk him. Just a little bit and proceed with caution! This one can backfire, but you might find yourself reading the inane or annoying status updates he’s posted or selfies and over emoji use and realise that you’re not really that interested in him, after-all. Of course, you might end up liking him more, but hey, 50/50.