I know that men aren’t the most comfortable with consistent eye contact but it is a necessary part of a good conversation. I’m not saying you have to stare each other down but face to face conversations are always the best when possible. E-mails and phone calls are great and some times necessary, but face to face is the best. When your face to face you can see facial expression, hear intonation clearly.
The difference between men and women’s speach is already hard enough lets not make it more difficult if we don’t have to.