Phone etiquette when dating
Unfortunately, standards of honesty tend to slip when using this faceless method of communication.
Regrettably, men’s manners have regressed behind this shield of anonymity and women have reacted by raising barriers of caution during online dating.
It can be weird, and you might be paranoid that someone's listening or recording, but if you're separated by hours and miles, trying out a little dirty talk—at least one or two tries—can be rewarding.
A plethora of online dating and matchmaking agencies have emerged with this new convenient way of looking for love.
Test drive a few, up to the point of having to subscribe, before you settle for one or more to ‘subscribe’ to.
It's no wonder that people everywhere are breaking the Rules of Netiquette without knowing there were even rules to begin with.
Unless you're expecting a call from the president of the United States or need a liver transplant, sometimes it's good to take a digital break from the constant chaos.
Do you have a telephone interview scheduled for a job you’ve set your sights on?
Unless you're calling from Afghanistan, or there is some sort of emergency (and yes, frightening loneliness and existential freakouts can count as emergencies), it's probably time to hang up after the other person nods off for the third time.8) A suspected pocket dial is a perfectly valid reason to call someone back and, if they don't pick up, you should leave a message.
It can be as simple as, "It was probably a pocket dial, but I thought I'd say 'hola, brah.'"9) Try phone sex if your partner is into it.
Our exclusive interview with Anna Post, great-great-granddaughter of late manners guru Emily Post.