If you’re planning a Skype date, then treat it like a real, in-person date.
Don’t think you can get away with sweatpants and a frozen pizza just because she can’t see your filthy bachelor pad.
You may have to exaggerate the nods because, depending on the quality of a person’s Internet connection, sometimes it’s hard to tell what from what.
Once you’ve gathered all of the information you need to gather, initiate a longish block of silence where you just sit and stare at them with what you feel to be a sincere facial expression and then say “I have to go” and log off. Maybe call up a friend and tell them “I just did the funniest thing ever” and expect them to laugh while quickly realizing that they’re very concerned about you.
If you answer “yes” to question number two, then you need to treat a Skype date like a real date.
It started out normal and civilized, we each had our cheap red wine, she lit up a ten foot long cigarette, and we kept telling each other how nice it was to be talking again.For a good first Skype date to reach its full potential, it’s important to treat it the same way you would a real date. Write the time down in your planner and make a little notation that says “first date with whoever” and draw some hearts around it.Don’t tell any of your friends about it, because that’s embarrassing.(It’s normal.) The majority of our “relationship” consisted of emails and text messages.We never talked on the phone because 1) I hate the phone, 2) I’m not even sure I know how to dial an Australian number, I mean, aren’t there letters and stuff?