Telephone dating etiquette
Navigating the first phone call is one of the most nerve-wracking but potentially rewarding experiences you can have as you embark upon the dating journey. Also, avoid any graphic conversation — it’s not cool. I understand that it’s important to play up your strong points, but it’s also important to be an authentic match for the person that you are about to communicate with. You want to take as much pressure off of them as possible. Instead of saying, “Hey, do you want to go out this Saturday for coffee?
Here are a few guidelines and pointers as you pick up the telephone: 1. ” You might want to say, “I was going to go out hiking/biking (something public) on Saturday. It’ll be a LOT of fun.” This idea works well, because you’re not really asking them out, you’re proposing an idea that sounds like a lot of fun and without so much pressure. These are my tips to help you navigate the first phone.
It’s easy to recover from a bad joke or negative comment in person, but it’s harder to convey your real intentions over the phone. No matter how perfect they might seem, anyone can be hiding a dark side. Only arrange to meet a stranger in a public place or in a group setting.
Before you dial, type their digits into a reverse phone lookup site.
And this doesn’t mean try to be all secretive about it either, like checking your phone under the table or pulling it halfway out of your pocket.
There’s something inherently creepy about someone who treats their phone like a secret, and not a very good secret I might add -- you may not have noticed but the screen glows.
Despite all the trappings of modern technology, we’re still traditionalists at heart.