People remember how you made them feel, not what you said.Show interest, be polite, listen, ask questions, do not interrupt, do not try to complete their sentence, say "please" and "thank you" when appropriate, avoid dark humor and strong sarcasm until you get a feel for their sense of humor. Ask politely, wait for them to finish talking, ask questions that you may have. Initially you could stick to the easy questions like music, food, hobbies, and about their family.
Share some of your stories with us about how you found out your date was a loser.And if it was on the first date, are you wishing you had spent more time on the phone getting to know him/her better to save yourself the misery?recently, and I’ve had a few guys request talking on the phone before meeting in person.Personally, I am not comfortable or interested in phone chats with strangers, and would rather just meet for coffee or drinks to see if we are compatible.Click here for tips on how to weed out the losers more quickly. It normally takes me even less than 20 minutes to realize someone is not interesting to me.
Don’t have the energy or the time for stories right now (and a few I must have mentioned on these boards earlier), but I can add here that one other thing that’s potentially a serious turnoff for me (aside from voice, accent [I am referring to the various regional accents of my native language, although in English, Southern would have about the same effect on me, I just didn’t personally encounter any potential dates with it], vocabulary, manner of speech) is lack of energy.
Of course this will cost a little more but you can’t put a dollar value on safety!
Alternatively block the caller ID on your landline.
If I start feeling like talking to this man is hard work for me, I just say I have to go and never call back.
Was just talking with a good friend of mine about dating etiquette, and he asked me if I ever request that women turn their cell phones off on dates.
Am I being unreasonable for not wanting to talk on the phone?