Why Online Connections Fizzle Out

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He can’t hide behind a Zoom call

“I also find that real-time communication is very important to building that bond,” Hoffman says. Keep in mind that someone has total control over the impression they make when texting. “When someone is on text, they can take time to think of the response. When you have real-time communication, you can get to see how they think on their feet. You get to see what that energy flow is back and forth. Could you sustain a Zoom date or an in-person date with them? You get much more a sense of who they are, unlike when you’re texting and they have plenty of time to be cute and charming.”

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