Monday, May 19, 2008

Falling in Love By Phone

Dear Terry,

Just want to know if I can find the right one just by chatting with him over the phone? I'm feeling somthing for this guy, but we only communicate via emails and phone calls. I think I'm in love with him.

How do I handle this?

-Falling Hard, Falling Fast

Hello, Falling-

Congratulations on finding someone you click with online and on the phone.

It's important to keep your emotions firmly in check. You haven't met the guy. For all you know, the heat you feel for him now will cool the second you lay eyes on him.

So meet him. You don't say whether he lives in the next town or in a foreign country, but it doesn't matter. To find out whether you want this relationship to progress, you have to meet him.

The next time you have him on the phone, say casually, "You know, we've been talking all this time. Wouldn't it be fun to get together in person?"

Then don't say another word. Let him talk.

If he offers excuses, it's a red flag. Heed it. You'd be wise to cut back on the calls and emails -- or stop them altogether. He could be married or a relentless player.

You can do better than that.

If he says he'd like to get together, go for it. Days before the date, keep a list of your good qualities running through your mind. Remember what you have to offer. There's no reason to be overly nervous.

When you meet him, smile and have a good time. Look him straight in the eye. Give yourself time to decide whether you can fall in love with him.



Susan at One-Woman Show said...

Emails can be seductive, but you definitely need to meet to see if you can click offline, too.

And, sadly, Terry's right. There are men (and I'm sure women) who don't want to meet because they are unavailable.

Anonymous said...

Hi. Visited your ebook website - but, the audio interview link doesn't work. Is there somewhere else one can listen to it?! TX!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Terry,

I have sent you my own question via as I have been unable to find the link to submit questions on this blog.

Has it disappeared? How do you submit a question now?

love your blog and advice..sensational :)

Kind Regards


Terry said...

Thanks for letting me know. I'll get in touch with the radio host and see if she's taken down the audio. (I don't think so, though.)

Terry said...


I'll check my email for your question. It's fine to submit questions by submitting a comment to this blog, as well.

Thank you for the kind words, by the way!

Terry said...

You can listen to the audio here: