Take the Initiative and Make the First Call Female empowerment is great, but when it comes to dating, a lot of women still expect guys to make the first move. When you get her phone number, show her that you care by giving her a call in the next 48 hours.I know this is the age of texting, but that’s exactly why an actual phone call will help you stand out.What were the first words ever spoken on the telephone?They were spoken by Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, when he made the first call on March 10, 1876, to his assistant, Thomas Watson: "Mr.Watson--come here--I want to see you." What would you have said?All right, so now you’re all set with a shiny dating profile that’s garnered lots of hits from potential hotties.Other advice: If you actually like a girl, just text her first before you do a ton of tweets the next morning.
People drop things on the Internet and run all the time. In this edition, comedy writer (and interim Hairpin editor! One of my guy friends was telling me about a girl that he was going to ask out.
Recently, TR and I determined that neither of us feels comfortable initiating the phone number exchange.
TR feels that as the woman, she should wait for the man to make the first move by asking for her phone number.
Ultimately no one really knows what they are doing, but we all act as if we do to somehow seem like we have control over something really ephemeral.
That said, there is nothing I enjoy more than giving advice and setting people up (which somehow has never resulted in an actual loving human relationship, but has resulted in several tepid dates! What other invaluable dating advice gems have you doled out via text/gchat/etc?