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However, if you prefer to move to the phone before meeting or if you’re talking to someone who prefers that, I would recommend the following.
When I offer advice on the first date, I recommend lots of planning (see my post on first date conversations that I mentioned above).
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.
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I don’t see moving to phone calls as a bad thing, but I found meeting in person was much more valuable and more revealing so I aimed to get to the meeting part as quickly as I could.