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How to Get Him to Call You

Sure, he'll text, IM, or tweet. But if you've forgotten what his voice sounds like, try these proven tricks to get him to actually dial your digits.


  • Step 1: Be assertive Be assertive. Guys respond to directness, so don't hint that you'd like a call every now and then. Even a simple, "It'd be great if you called me this afternoon to go over our plans for the evening" will work.
  • Step 2: Give positive reinforcement Give him positive reinforcement when he does get around to dialing. Sound happy to hear from him and you'll train him to love giving you a ring instead of dreading it.
  • Step 3: Keep it short Keep the conversation brief – 10 minutes or less, and keep it light. Chances are, neither of you wants to get bogged down in endless chitchat.
  • TIP: If he calls during the day, tell him you have a meeting in five minutes and can't talk long. Leave him wanting more.
  • Step 4: Be understanding Understand that many men like texting or e-mailing because they can seem funnier or smarter if they can proofread their thoughts. If he sounds awkward during the call, let it go.
  • Step 5: Have a last resort Call him as a last resort. He may follow suit and call you back.
  • FACT: The first cellular phone was a Motorola that weighed 2 pounds, offered a half hour of talk time, and sold for $3,995 in 1984.

You Will Need

  • Assertiveness
  • Specificity
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Brevity
  • Understanding

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