Awkward Silences

What do you do when you connect to a person very well while texting, but can hardly feel the connection in person. Is it that the other person responds over texts after thinking but can’t respond well because he hardly gets any time to think when he finds you sitting right across? What do you do about the awkward silences that follow?

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Kruti Patel
June 7, 2017


  1. You know what makes awkward silence more awkward? If you start talking about it. 😀 So, just try be normal and act like the person you act over the phone. And, even if one of you starts talking then the other person will also ease out and conversations would be easier.

  2. I always met people whom I have spoken to over the phone or with whom I had done lot of Face-time calls. That way I’d know it works face-to-face or not!

  3. Honestly I feel that if you and your partner are not coping well during your face to face conversations, then it is a cause for alarm. However, that also depends upon how long you guys have been together and what is the long term intent of your relationship. Just remember that we are two very different people online and offline and in order to lead a happy life in the long term, it is important that we gel well with our partner in the real world rather than virtual!

  4. The guy may bre an introvert, not very confident in face to face meetings. Give it some time, meet more often so he can get more comfortable around you, before deciding one way or another.

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