I have an irrational fear of phones…really it’s just talking on the phone. I spend most of my day at work on the phone so when I get home the last thing I want to do it talk on the phone.
Something funny that just occurred to me is that I also spend all day at work on the computer, yet on a typical evening when I get home the 1st thing I do is to fire up my laptop… but back to my phone phobia….
There are a few reasons why I am reserved about giving my phone number to guys I am chatting with online, but I would have to say the top three are:
#1. I have one of those “pleasant phone” voices… and when I am tired it gets raspy and moan-y … and well I think you get the picture. Until it has been established that you are a guy I am interested in meeting and we are making plans to, well – I prefer you not get a voice crush on me.
#2. It gets in the way of me being able to do the important things in my life like cook, wash dishes, vacuum, shower, talk to my cats, ect… and I am just no the kind of chick to walk around with a blue-tooth in her ear. If I can put you on speaker and chat while continuing to do other things then so be it, but I am a busy girl and sitting on the phone is not conducive to my lifestyle.
#3. One of these days my number will end up in the hands of some psycho phone stalker. I imagine they are like bill collectors but 10 times worse! I have yet to experience a crazy caller scenario (probably because I am so cautious about giving my number out) but I just know one of these days – WHAMMO! Time to change my Number!
A few months back I posted my thoughts on my other blog about Google Voice being a dater’s dream and I gotta tell you, if you are anything like me and the least bit weary about giving out your digits, then you just might need to get yourself a Google Voice account!
So tell me, readers – what are guidelines for giving your phone number out?