If you have been fixed up, either through friends, family or even on-line. Once phone numbers have been exchanged, please contact the person promptly. Work, and personal excuses, are just that excuses…if you are serious about dating then you have to make some efforts. How many times during the day to you speak to you friends and family? Take the time to call and if you can’t meet for a long date, then a cup of coffee will be good to start.