2. Use email as your default contact. If your new associate doesn't state a preferred method for communication, go with email first. "At this point in your relationship, you should say what you need to in writing," Chopra says. "When you send your email, be clear on where you met, reiterate that it was a lovely conversation you had, and once again ask for more of their time."
3. Follow up quickly. "It's good to follow up in a couple of days after meeting someone new," Stevens says. "If you meet someone one weekend and then let several other weekends pass by, then you've allowed their focus to go elsewhere."