If you don't want to contact the person the very next day, ask yourself if you truly think it was a good date. Once you meet someone you gel with, you will generally want to maintain contact with that person on a daily basis unless you are spreading yourself too thin by maintaining contact with too many other people.
If this dating "game" you speak of is something you are actually treating like a game, then the first suggestion is to stop that nonsense and just do what feels natural. If you are looking for love, it can't be planned. The dating "game" is only for people trying get laid.