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How to Have a Great Conversation on a Date

How to Have a Great Conversation on a Date

Conversations. We hear them everyday and everywhere; on the news, on the train, at the office, at the mall. People talking about the weather, their families, the news, their lives, the new boss. In the dating world, good conversations are the key to good chemistry. Have you ever been out to dinner and your date just won’t stop talking? You wonder if you will ever get in a word in edgewise? Or have you been on a date where it is like pulling teeth just to get the conversation going? You are left with one word answers and then the dreaded awkward silence as you both wait for the check. Every now and then you will stumble upon someone who you can just talk to naturally for hours. Even after you leave the restaurant, you might still talk on the phone for longer.

But what does it take to be a great conversationalist? Perhaps conversations make you nervous. Or maybe you have been told that you dominate conversations. Once you learn to carry good conversations with anyone and everyone, you will see how easily it translates to dating and relationships. Here are four key ways to perfect the art of conversations:

Top 3 Things Not to Say on a First Date

Top 3 Things Not to Say on a First Date

As a Matchmaker, I get to hear all the stories and things that go wrong on a first date. People are often their own worst enemy when it comes to conversation.  They’d be better off just not talking at all. Here are the top things you can say on a date to ensure you don’t get a second:

Conversation Tips for a First Date

Conversation Tips for a First Date

Dating is exciting! It can also be a little bit nerve-racking. We become animated over the prospect of getting to know this new person, but end up worrying about boring our date, running out of things to talk about, or letting the dialog run dry.