One great way to make amazing connections on the chat lines is to sharpen and show off your active listening skills. Active listening is the art of fully concentrating on what is being communicated. Sometimes people seem to just be waiting for their turn to speak. We can often see examples of passive listening in the work place or in a place of high emotion as people really want to be heard and sometimes make it a point to speak out of turn and interrupt. The reason why active listening may lead you to have wonderful relationships in the phone dating community is that it may show your phone friend how much you care. If you are listening actively, you are paying attention and remembering what the person said to you and even reiterating parts of what your phone friend communicated as a means to show that you understand or can relate to what they are speaking on about.

Active listening can really benefit you no matter what you are doing or who you are speaking with. This is true in the workplace, in public situations with strangers, and with new friends. As you are speaking on the phone with your new phone partner, why not give some active listening techniques a whirl? Some techniques that you can try out to hone in on your active listening skills are: building trust through several conversations by mentioning what you and your phone friend spoke about in a previous conversation, paraphrasing to show that you understand and empathize with your phone partner, you can demonstrate concern or speak in verbal affirmations that communicates that you are hearing what they are saying. Phrases like “I see” and “I know” do this really well. So give it a try and see how active listening can strengthen your relationships and create beautiful phone connections.