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When you say 'I'm much more interesting in person' - think about what is it that makes you more interesting in person? Then try to convey that in your online dating profile/conversations.
I'd say most people would want to at least text for a little while before a phone call - as it's kind of a step up. But I'd say maybe you could suggest a phone call as almost a 'pre date' within 1/2 weeks of chatting :)