First telephone call online dating

In these few instances, I was happy for the phone call.

There really is no substitute for meeting someone face to face.

Talking beforehand might be comforting, it might make you feel like you’re making a safer decision, but really it’s just a waste of time.

Now here’s a list of topics you can expect to discuss on with someone you’ve never met: their day, their job, their friends, their hometown, their neighborhood, their likes/dislikes, their horrifying tales of Internet dating past, and their concern that I am presently falling asleep. There’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting to chat before meet someone in person, but in my experience, that chat will leave you with very little to say once you actually get together.

Obviously any good date will quickly leap beyond this kind of small talk, but when you’re trying to warm up to someone, “tell me what you do for a living” can be a pretty valuable ice breaker.

As Vanessa mentioned, there’s the safety issue – wanting to make sure her date isn’t an ax murderer. Like, do they say “ax” every fifth word (“Beautiful weather we’re ax having today….wait, no!

”) or maybe discreetly scope out your murder potential (“What would you say is the best place in your house to store human remains?

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Having phone chemistry and having life chemistry are two totally different matters.

So Vanessa, skip the call and go right to the date.

Now, the other issue, and one I’m not entirely pessimistic about, is the ability to gauge chemistry.

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