Dear Michelle Valentine,

What do you think I should say when I’m calling back a guy from online dating, and I end up getting his land-line answering machine that suggests he has roommates?

Should I just hang up, and keep calling until he answers?

Should I be discreet about who I am?

Tara, Orlando

Dear Tara,

Well, if he has a few roommates, the chances of him picking up the phone may be quite slim, so I definitely suggest you leave an enticing message on his answering machine. Sound very positive and upbeat, like this:

“Hello, Dave, this is Tara, the attractive, fun, tennis playing girl whose online profile you called on Tuesday. Feel free to call me after work at 555-1212, after five. Can’t wait to talk to you!”

How could he resist not calling you back again, with a message like that?

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His roommates will be jealous!

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