Remember that scene in “The Princess Diaries” when Mia’s grandmother, Clarisse Renaldi, the queen of Genovia, gives her etiquette lessons?These included things like not slouching at the dinner table, walking with your head high and your shoulders back, crossing your legs at the ankles instead of the knees, and not waving frantically with your hand.Not only do you get to hear their tone, but it’s also easier to go back and forth with little quips and jokes.
The TV blaring, the dog barking, the dishwasher running, the people ordering drinks at the bar — these are all things that can ruin a phone call, especially with someone you like.
You want to focus 100% on what they’re saying, and you want them to do the same.
If you send them several paragraphs telling your life story and complimenting them, more than likely, they aren’t going to read it all. This message should be shorter than the first one but still end with a question or statement that will make them want to reply: “Hey, Madison — just checking in to see if you got my last message.
You want to pick two or three things and then end with a call to action. Would you be interested in grabbing coffee sometime? ” We’ve probably all experienced the frustration of texting or IMing back and forth with someone and then all of a sudden they stop being so responsive.
Also, it’s vital that you mention details you could only find on their profile. Or maybe you can see the dreaded three dots, signaling that they’re texting or typing on the other end, but the text or chat doesn’t come in until several hours later.