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"I've found that good dialogue tells you not only what people are saying or how they're communicating but it tells you a great deal - by dialect and tone, content and circumstance - about the quality of the character." 
E. O. Wilson

I'm a voyeur. I say that with no embarrassment. If I could have a superpower, being invisible would be it, no question. I'm fascinated by human behavior; observing people and seeing how much story gets told without a lot of dialogue, and how much our brain fills in. Thomas Schlamme

93% of communication is nonverbal. Try to find ways for your characters to communicate without words, let the reader's mind fill in the blanks.

So, when to use dialogue?

10. Nonverbal Cues

12. Subtext