In a digital driven dating world, how do you know whether to text or call? Some may say that texting has completely ruined the world of dating, but we have to disagree. There are many instances when you should pick up the phone and have an actual conversation instead of texting a response, but there are some cases where sending a text is okay. So as a modern Shakespeare might say, “To text or to call? That is the question.”

1. Text: When you saw something that reminded you of him/her.

A cute, flirty way to tell your date that they are on your mind, send them a quick text. Something like, “Saw the cutest puppy today, here’s a picture,” is bound to make them smile.

2. Call: When you have to cancel plans.

Sending a text can be like a game of telephone, the message doesn’t always get across the way you want it to.  When it comes to letting someone down and canceling date plans, calling is the best method.

3. Text: When following-up after a date.

After a date’s over, and you know it went well; it’s okay to send an “I had a great time tonight” text.  Less intense than a phone call, it will let your date know that you’re still interested without too much pressure.

4. Call: When you have something serious to talk about.

Whether you want to discuss something serious such as the next step in your relationship or talk about something that has been bothering you, a call is your best bet. When texting, it can be easy to feel the need to craft the “perfect response” instead of saying what you truly feel.  To be sure you’re having an honest conversation, make a phone call

5. Text: When you want to check-in.

Between work and socializing it can seem like a pain, and old fashioned, to make time for a phone call. A phone call can be nice for a deeper conversation, but when casually asking about your day or just checking in to make sure you made it home okay, a text is the most appropriate.

6. Call: When making plans.

Instead of sending 10 texts back and forth to make a plan about when, where and how your date is going to happen, just pick up the phone. Planning a date shouldn’t be complicated.

In a world where almost all of us carry a mini-computer in our pockets, it can be hard to determine whether to call or text in the world of dating. Communication is one of the most important parts of a relationship so it is important that you do it right.  Use these communication do’s and don’ts, and you’ll be ready to score dates two, three, four, all the way to the love of your life.

Houston’s Leading Dating Service for Busy Professionals

At It’s Just Lunch, we work with busy professionals who have prioritized their careers, but want it all. You aren’t going to be held back in your professional life and don’t want to be held back in your social life either. We know that professionals who work long hours aren’t looking to meet anyone with “dating potential” at the office. And our clients aren’t going to waste their valuable time at the bars searching for “Mr. or Ms. Right” either.

It’s Just Lunch matchmakers are responsible for thousands of marriages, engagements and long-term relationships. Our popularity has grown steadily because we offer our clients an exciting opportunity to meet other like-minded professionals they wouldn’t have a chance to meet on their own.

We believe the best way to get to know someone is face-to-face, so we meet all of our clients in person. Our matchmaking team hand select and arrange fun, casual dates so you can actually meet someone in person rather than wasting time with emails, on-line flirts and winks that lead to nowhere. Dating in Houston can be a challenge—but with It’s Just Lunch we simplify the dating process. We provide a quality, low-pressure option to meeting new people that may work better for your schedule and it’s as simple as a lunch date or a drink after work.

How It Works

We keep it simple. When you are ready to meet single professionals in Houston, all you have to do is:

  • Give our matchmaker’s a call at 713.572.0900 or have us call you by submitting your information today.

  • Then meet with one of our matchmakers for your personal interview.

  • Finally, our team of dating specialists do all the work—we take care of all the details so all you have to do is dress and show up.

What We Offer

As Houston’s #1 personalized matchmaking service we introduce our client’s based on their personal interviews. Our team of dating specialists hand select each of your matches and set up each date at a convenient time & place that works for both of our clients. This gives you the opportunity to get to know one another and determine if you want to take it from there and plan a second date.

It’s private. It’s real. It’s personal. It’s convenient. It’s Just Lunch.

“I had been trying to meet women at bars and other hang outs, but I wasn’t able to find the kind of women I wanted to be with. IJL gave me the opportunity to meet women that match my profile and that I already had similar interests to talk to them about. It was the perfect combination.-Bob
“IJL made dating fun and easy by setting me up with quality individuals that shared similar interests as I did. I never imagined that I would find the perfect guy for me.”-Rosarae
Married September ’07
–Bob and Rosarae

I, like everyone else, had spent time at the local bars and clubs looking for “her” with little to no success. But who could help? It was on a flight home from a sales meeting when I saw an ad for “It’s Just Lunch” in a magazine. I took immediate action the second I got home. I signed up. It did not take me very long to find what I had been missing. From the beginning, things were different. Our conversations were more meaningful, our time spent together was fun, and our connection was stronger than I had ever experienced. Our relationship is strong and healthy, and we are looking forward to our journey yet to come.
–Karl of Columbus, Ohio

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