Dating can be fun, but also a little awkward if you run out of things to talk about on a date. Today’s question comes from a reader who asks:

“My question is about dating. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m dating someone who doesn’t have much in common or is it just I don’t know what to talk about on a date..? What do you suggest?”

When I was single (and before I upgraded my conversation skills), I experienced a few dates with some awkward silence. What’s the answer?

A couple ideas.

First, great friendships and relationships are based on common interests and connections. Just something to keep in mind as you go forward with your relationship. Keep searching for common interests.

However, you can definitely improve the conversations on your dates.

What to talk about on a date?

Before a date, think of 5 questions you can ask and 5 fun facts you can share.  When I say fun facts, think of something interesting that has happened to you lately or something else you think your date might be interested in.

You can check this out for some example questions

As the date progresses, just start working through these.

When your date is talking listen for conversation nuggets.

If your date says, “I played volleyball in high school”.

Take the nugget and say, “Cool, what did you enjoy about it?:”

This will keep the conversation going.

These are just a few ideas to  get you started. If you want to thoroughly upgrade your conversation skills, check out the “Conversation Success System”

 Have a great day,

Austin

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