She’s Afraid of Meeting People Online. Should I Text or Call Her?

Dr. Wendy Walsh
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Reader Question:

I met this girl online and we talked for a couple of weeks. We were supposed to hang out, but she flaked on me.

Last time we talked was about a week ago. I know she is afraid about meeting people from online.

Should I text or call her? What should I say?

-Mike (California)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

Dear Mike,

Call her. Gain her trust.

I agree she should be wary about meeting people online, so suggest a group event where you each bring a friend and meet in a public place.

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