The Lost Art of Talking on the Phone

By Bhavani Kannan
July 16th, 2016
beautiful happy young latina hispanic woman smiling and using her cell phone at home on her sofa

Talking on the phone is something that people don’t do very much these days, even though it was one of the original advanced forms of communication. If you’ve forgotten how to talk on the phone, don’t worry! We’ve got some tips that will help you when you dial up your local chat line number to meet a single in your area. If fear of talking on the phone is what’s stopping you from trying Talk121 then read up on these tips and give it a shot!

  1. Talking is easy. You know how to talk, right? All you have to do is open your mouth and the words will come out. Think about some questions you want to ask a potential date before you pick up the phone, and don’t be shy. When you’re in person you can see the body language and facial expression which make it easier to understand someone, but you don’t have that on the phone, so be sure to express yourself well.
  2. Listening is harder. Well, listening is pretty easy, but a lot of people forget how to do it. Sometimes on the phone it’s hard to tell when one person is ready to stop talking to let you say your piece. The key is instead of waiting to talk, really listen to what the other person is saying. That way you’ll have a productive, two sided conversation that will let you get to know the person enough to tell if you want to go out with them or not.
  3. Nothing more than feelings. It’s hard to tell how someone is feeling without emojis, but you can do it! Listen for cues like sarcasm, joking, happiness and seriousness. It can be hard to tell what someone’s feeling is when you’re on the phone, but by listening intently it can be done.