If you’ve taken a foray into online dating and found someone worth getting to know, chances are, you’ll eventually want to call them on the phone for a date. Summoning the courage to make that first phone call can be intimidating. Here are some ways you can master your first phone call with a prospective date.
Take the initiative.
Men should know that even in modern times, some women enjoy being pursued not just because it’s romantic, but because it assures them that a man is genuinely interested. However, taking the initiative is not limited to men only. Ladies, if your online friend has said “Call me”, and you haven’t called, then what are you waiting for?
I just called to…
What’s your real reason for calling? Is it to make sure your companion’s identity matches his or her online profile? Are you calling to plan a date? Are you calling just to chat? Or are you completely smitten without knowing what your friend’s voice sounds like? Know why you’re calling before you call.
Have a plan.
If you’re calling to plan a date, suggest something based on your shared interests. Have you exchanged emails about a shared love of jazz music, tennis or Mexican food? You can call to ask if she would like to go to a jazz club, take in a tennis match or get dinner at her favorite Mexican restaurant. If you don’t seem to share interests and are the classic opposites that attract, you can create a plan to satisfy both of you. While making a plan can help you feel more confident, it’s also important to be flexible. Click here for more dating tips.