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How do I keep a Skype call from getting awkward?

So I met this guy a while ago and we both agreed we should Skype. I'm afraid there will be a bunch or awkward silences. So, Internet. How do I make a good impression on him and keep the call from getting awkward?

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Have a list of topics that you can turn to in the event of an awkward pause. And just in case things start to get really uncomfortable, set an alarm on your cell phone for about 10 minutes into the call. When it goes off, act like it's a phone call that you absolutely must take, and politely excuse yourself. If you calm down and get yourself collected enough to continue the call, you can always Skype him again.

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That's an awesome idea! I shall use it tomorrow!
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Good luck!
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It's better than being unprepared.
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When the going gets tough, end the call and blame it on poor wifi quality.

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Have a lot of things to talk about anywhere from cool random facts, interesting debate topics, or just what has gone on in your life. Don't forget to ask how he's been doing. If you start to feel yourself tiring of the conversation or blank of topics then give an excuse like: "I have to go to bed, I need to wake up early" or "I have to study" or "I have some errands to run/chores to do before I go to bed."

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Talk about Twinkies. Their soft, squishy and have white stuff inside

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Twinkies are dead... hadn't you heard?
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Other things have those qualities as well... teehee.
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Euwww!
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Me I got those qualities too. And it doesn't matter that their dead you could still talk about it. It's like talking about Michael Jackson (he's dead)
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Hey Canada still has twinkies!
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Yeah
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Just talk about what they like and try making them laugh that's what I do.

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Wear a mask. :)

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If the conversation has been good so far I don't think you need to worry. If it becomes boring you'll both know it's time to go.

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It's only awkward if you make it awkward. Silences aren't awkward all the time.

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If the situation get awkward, turn it into a joke... That can usually get you through an awkward situation...

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Do a landshark!

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