You could be nervous about a real connection. Gird your loins (I’ve always wanted to use that expression––Stanley Tucci said it in Shall We Dance?) and move to the phone.
Don’t spend weeks writing back and forth, an endless string of emails. You might as well put your message in a bottle.
Ask for a number. Do it. (And yes, ladies, you can ask too.)
Two reasons why:
First. Giving out a number shows interest. Second. Phone talk can lead to a meet. You know what I say about meeting. Nothing else counts.
The Mini Lesson
On the phone you can charm, especially if you’re not an avid emailer. Keep it light. Talk about your favorite pizza place, meatloaf recipe, hiking spot, writer, daughter, music app. Tell your mother’s latest story, the one about calling the Fire Department to crawl through the second floor window. Because she went out without her key. Your 79-year old mom.
Just don’t go on and on and on.
You give good phone, don’t you?