Stop trying to make it clear by making suggestions.
That is just too easy for him.
It gives him an out.
Instead, set a date with him for a conversation on the phone or on video chat.
It has to be that brazen.
Your concern should not be about pushing him away.
If you get caught up in that emotion, you will just keep letting him get away with not making this possible.
Stop fearing the possibility of pushing him away and losing him.
Instead, think about yourself and your time.
How valuable is your time?
It is the most precious commodity that you can give someone.
If you sit back in the hopes that he will eventually initiate a conversation with you on the phone or on video chat, you could be waiting forever.
Perhaps he is just a shy guy that needs an unbelievable amount of warming up or rapport building before he feels comfortable enough to talk to you on the phone or on video chat.
Perhaps he just feels so much more comfortable with merely texting you all the time as opposed to talking on the phone or on video chat because this is his preferred medium of communication with the people in his life, including friends and family.
However, none of this matters if you are not getting what you need.
It is one thing to take some time to get to know each other on the dating site by sending texts and the occasional pictures.
However, at this point in time, there has been enough of that.
You would feel a lot more comfortable with getting to hear his voice on the phone or on video chat because you really want to attach the cute face that you have seen in his dating profile to a voice.
That is such a crucial part of getting a better understanding on whether there is true chemistry between the both of you.
Exchanging texts and pictures only tell some of the story.
Being able to actually hear his voice and even possibly see his face as he speaks on live video chat is also a big part of determining whether the both of you truly have chemistry.
You have reached a point in your correspondence with him that you know it is time to take things further.
After all, the last thing you want is to invest more time exchanging texts and pictures with a guy who may not even have true chemistry with you if the both of you were to engage in real life vocal correspondence.
You want to find out now.
Clearly, up until this point, you have been trying to make it clear that you want to hear his voice on the phone or on video chat and he has most likely been stalling or giving excuses.
This is why it is best for you to simply set up a date for a phone call or video chat arbitrarily.
Yes, that means that you are not looking for his permission.
You are letting him know that you have a window of availability on a certain day to talk over the phone or video chat and you aren’t trying to negotiate.
If he is unable to confirm the date because he, “doesn’t know if he will be available,” just let him know that he should either make that date or give you a solid date in which he will be available for a phone chat or video chat.
You should leave no wiggle room.
He either accepts the date and time that you offer or he immediately comes up with a date and time in which he will be available.
That is really it.
If he agrees to the date and time that you set and he doesn’t come through on the day of, let him go.
He is merely wasting your time on the dating site and enjoying the attention that you give him.
If he is not available for the date and time that you set but gives you another date and time, he will absolutely have to follow through with it.
If he doesn’t follow through and gives you a bunch of excuses as to why something suddenly came up that caused him to be unable to make it, let him go.
He is just a guy who is sucking up your time and attention on a dating site but has no true intention of exploring the possibility of being in a serious relationship with you.