Q: Is a phone call mandatory, and how should you handle it?
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A: “It’s completely different,” says our expert, “talking for real, hearing the other person’s voice. You can tell a lot about someone from talking to them on the phone.” The phone call makes the whole affair more (ahem) personal, closing the emotional distance, and allowing a sneak preview of what’s to come. In fact, Andrea declined a date with one guy after a brief phone conversation. “But, then again, I was already seeing Chris, so…” Sure, but he also could have knocked her socks off, or at least come off as interesting.
The phone call will often help screen out the obviously lame.