Re: Gor her phone but she doesn't answer
I agree that calling isn't blowing it, but I do disagree with your timeline a bit. And bear in mind, those of you reading this in the year 2030, that these numbers will increase by 1 every year.
Originally Posted by DirectIsBest
I got my first cell phone when I was 19 or so. Actually, I had my dad's old bag-phone since I was 16, but it was just kept in the car for emergencies, so that doesn't really count. I think it's rude when people call me without texting and asking first. It's like an intrusion into your day. Even my parents now text me first. Even the 50 year old lady at work who's a friend of mine texts me (she likes to hear my pickup stories and finds them amusing).
I'm 37, but maybe I was a couple years ahead of most in terms of getting a cell phone.
So I'd say anybody under 35, text first. If you prefer talking on the phone, that's totally fine, but I'd still say to text first with a message like, "Hey, do you have a minute?" It's vague enough that she could just be expecting to text with you, but then you can spring the call on her if you feel like it. That's what I do with everybody. My sister, the old lady at work, girlfriends, friends, pretty much everybody.
I do have one friend in his mid-20's. And he calls me out of the blue. I admire that because it DOES show that he has balls and doesn't give a shit. It also gives the appearance that he's busy, which is reinforced by the fact that his calls with me are seldom over 4 minutes long, which is another concern for those of us with unlimited text, but only so many minutes per month.
Anyway, depending on her cell phone plan, it could be a massive turn off if she has to spend 10 cents a minute to talk to you because her allotted minutes are used up. Or, for the younger girls, they're probably on a group plan because it's way cheaper and maybe she doesn't want her parents prying into who all those calls are from or where all those minutes are going. Personally, my plan gives me 100 minutes a month. I usually use 200, but it's still cheaper to pay 10 cents a minute for the overage, rather than upgrade to the next highest plan. But for that reason, I do hate long telephone conversations. Besides, the point is to set up a face to face meeting, not become phone buddies.
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