Avoiding Awkward Silences – Part 3
You’ve made it this far which means you’re one step away from being a dating conversation professional! Read our third and final installment on Avoiding Awkward Silences and you’ll be ready for whatever your date throws at you. (Not literally, we hope!)
Come Fly With Me
There are very few people in the world who don’t enjoy a holiday. Whether it was 6 months travelling around Africa or a rainy weekend in Bognor Regis, you’re bound to come home with a story or two. Keep it light (no one wants a play-by-play account of every tiny detail of your trip) and be sure to ask your date about their holidays and travels. Who knows, maybe your paths have crossed in the past!
You can learn a lot about someone from the company they keep and their relationships with their friends and family. While you don’t want to pry into their personal life on your first date, asking about their friends and family can be a good conversation point. Just try to avoid talking about ex’s, family drama or anything else that may put a negative spin on things.
The most important thing to remember when on a date is that no one wants to sit and listen to you talking for hours on end. Your conversations should be engaging and interesting for both of you. The easiest way to do this is to ask questions. Not only will this give you a break from talking, but it gives your date a chance to open up and tell you more about themselves. You’ll learn more about them and provide even more conversation topics the more you learn, especially if you realise you have shared interests that you didn’t previously know about.
Until next time,
The Just Singles Team