Communication Breakdown

These days, we are constantly connected. Our phones are with in arms length to reach out to the world via social media, email, text message, or even a phone call (which is ironically  usually the least used option). Hell, Cuff Turtle has a phone! (ok it’s my house phone, but my mom calls and leaves her messages to tell me call home) you need or want to get in touch with someone, it requires only a moment and very little effort to say “Hi”. I feel communication is incredibly important in all relationships, business, friendships, family, and of course dating.

When you are first getting to know someone, the back and forth banter is so important in order to learn about each other. This interaction, be it via any platform (email, call, text or other) needs to be some what consistent in order to keep learning about each other, to develop a mutual connection, and hopefully a foundation. Now this doesn’t mean every hour on the hour you should be connecting with this person, but it would be nice to say hi, maybe see how their day is going, or something. If you are someone who doesn’t have a schedule that allows for such interaction, it is probably useful to let the person know when you are available or when you can get back to them.  Something as easy as “Hey, I’m busy right now, but I look forward to catching up with you tomorrow. I’ll text you” This is courteous and manages the other person’s expectations.

Unless you are out of the country, someone has died, or you are Trent from Swingers who goes six days before calling a girl, you should not go longer than two days with out a heads up that you will be MIA.  It’s industry standard.


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