He's just not that into you.
When a guy's really into you, he's coming upstairs, meeting or no meeting.
Really. I remember thinking at the time, 'bloody hell, they didn't know this?'
Don't women already know all this? Reading and analyzing confusing verbal cues from men on their first dates to confirm their attraction? Drawing assumptions from the last phrase he uses before he leaves to ascertain whether he's gonna call?
Seriously. Men are simple creatures with simple needs.
Simple creatures but so damned fun.
Bradley Cooper anyone?
It's just like the book says. If the fella truly likes you, there won't be any doubt at all that he likes you. Certainly no need to wait by the phone for him to call since he's probably standing at your door persistently knocking ( if not worse! ) till you let him in. Stalker. Really.
But obviously the tough love offered by the book turned out to be an epiphany worthy of being turned into a movie. Hence they translated those very words into a hilarious rom-com chockful of pretty people as they try to dissct the true nature of guy-girl relationships. From a desperate singleton waiting by the phone to the newly married husband tempted into infidelity, we have all the usual relationship stereotypes played out here.
With smatterings of humour from the helpful gay sybils. Who sadly don't seem to be getting much action despite a hilarious 3..2..1.. gay hookup scene.
But to please the masses, they have the blond bombshell Scarlett Johansson with her bountiful bosom to titillate the boys while the rest of us get to ogle the likes of Ben Affleck. And Bradley Cooper. Homina homina I could tap that hot, gorgeous blond ass in a second. His serious, sober and stern stick of a wife can move aside! It takes a real man to handle that much testosterone.
Don't really blame Scarlett for wanting to dry-hump the fella - even if he was married.
Just a sobering note at the end though. In the movie, this fella proposes to his seven-year girlfriend after a lifetime of eschewing marriage.
Seriously. Short of a life-altering lobotomy, that never happens.