What the Day of the Week Says About Your Relationshipby DivineCaroline on July 19, 2012
So you have a date coming up — congrats! He’s obviously into you, because, duh, he asked you out. But that doesn’t mean there can be a hiatus in early-relationship analyzing. There are still thousands of things to consider, like what his dinner order reveals about him or what his Halloween costume says about his personality. And don’t forget the ever-loaded territory of what the day of the week of your date says about the budding relationship. When it comes to dating, the days of the week are not created equal but rather can provide interesting hints about his intentions and feelings for you. Rather than asking him how he feels directly or letting things run their natural course, options that are both far too sane for our liking, use this handy day-by-day guide to help you determine where the relationship is headed.
Monday: The Bargain Date
You probably met online and you’re probably both unsure if you’re into it. In that case, you want two things out of the date: not to spend more money than absolutely necessary and not to run into anyone you know. Enter a Monday drink date. The bars have the cheapest happy hours because everyone is either still hungover from the weekend and/or going to the gym or working late or otherwise getting their lives in order. Unless you’re friends with the town drunk, you probably don’t have to worry about having an audience as you try to figure out if the guy at the bar ordering a two-dollar drink remotely resembles sk8ter85’s profile pictures. Your date is probably thinking the same thing. At least you’re both starting on the same, awkward page.
Tuesday: The Strategic, Casual Date
I have it on good authority, meaning I asked a handful of my single guy friends, that a Tuesday date definitely indicates interest, in at least getting into your pants. One revealed, “I always go for a Tuesday date because it gives me four days to lay serious game so we can get to the good stuff that weekend. It’s been less than a week, but a girl can still feel wooed by the time we meet up for already-drunk drinks on Friday just shy of midnight.” Charming, I know. Another echoed the sentiment, saying that Tuesday is casual enough for a first, getting-to-know-you date and leaves enough time between the first date and a weekend date.
Wednesday: The You’re-More-Interesting-Than-Laundry Date
A mid-week date is an excellent way to break up workweek monotony. Perhaps he’s genuinely interested or perhaps he’s just bored and looking for hump-day entertainment. Either way, a Wednesday date can’t hurt, but true intentions will be revealed in post-date follow-up or lack thereof.
Thursday: The Primetime Date
Thursday is the weekend’s foreplay so it’s the most intimate night of the week, filled with anticipation and rom-com fantasies of growing love based on not much substance. Or at the very least, you and your date are mildly convinced that hanging out will be as entertaining as watching must-see TV. Thursday is the most hopeful day of the week and if there is one thing all potential relationships have in common, it’s hopefulness. A good Thursday night can mean an unproductive Friday as you Facebook stalk your date and gchat your friend every detail.
Friday: The He-May-Not-Have-Friends-Date
Friday night is the night of tearing up the town with a trusted group of friends or making appearances at birthday parties or other celebrations. It is not the night to take a gamble on someone who you might not want to hang out with past the first drink. So if you land a Friday night date, you can be sure he’s into you—like, “I-want-you-to-meet-my-friends” into you, or “I’m-willing-to-ditch-my-friends-for-you” into you or “I-don’t-have-much-going-on-so-a-girlfriend-would-be-nice” into you. Whatever was going on in his social life before you came along, he wants you around during prime time.
Saturday Day: The This-Could-Be-Love Date
He totally wants to spend the day — and POSSIBLY the rest of his life — with you. Congrats, if you’re into that sort of thing. Look out for other clues that you’re headed for domestic bliss or imprisonment, such as suggestions to go antiquing.
Saturday Night: The Be-My-GF Date
Whether or not you have sex, Saturday is consummation to Thursday’s foreplay. You’re into each other and you both know it.
Sunday Brunc> Date: The Plan C Date
Unless he asks you to brunch while you’re still at his place from the night before, a Sunday date may be code for “Let me see how my real Saturday night date went and if she’s left my apartment by brunch time, then yeah, we can get together, I guess.” There’s nothing necessarily wrong with that unspoken message if you’re on the same page, just know that if he comes to brunch nursing a hangover, you probably weren’t on his mind the night before.
This post originally appeared on Divine Caroline.