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.