For some of us, silence isn’t golden – it’s uncomfortable. We thrive on conversation and enjoy the dance of dialogue shared with others. But sometimes, keeping the conversation flowing can be quite a challenge, particularly when it comes to your love life. For some people, the first date is filled with endless conversations. You meet someone and it just flows; somehow it feels like you’ve always known them. But for those of us who aren’t known for being the chatty type, the lack of words can send the message that we aren’t interested when that is far from the case. Some of us are able to communicate better online, on the phone or even via text message, but it’s important to note that face-to-face interaction is still very crucial. In an effort to help those who struggle with awkward silence during dates or feel like after a long-term relationship, they’ve run out of things to talk about, I’ve rounded up a few tips and ideas to help you deal. No need to sit at the restaurant afraid to look up from your menu because you don’t know what to say. Don’t fret about having him pick you up for your date rather than meeting you there because you’re worried you won’t have enough things to talk about during the car ride and over dinner.
At the end of the day, it’s important to be you. Hey, maybe you aren’t a big talker! That’s okay. It doesn’t mean you have to resort to being that couple – you know, the one that stares at their phones refreshing their Instagram feeds during their entire meal.
Here are 5 ways to deal with awkward silence during a date:
Special thanks to Chris Henderson for sharing details about his new game. You can learn more about it, and back this project over on Kickstarter. Although many of us are uncomfortable with silence, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Even so, if you aren’t comfortable with the amount of silence in your relationship, you may want to give these things a try! Not only can they help you become a better talker, but they could also help you become a better listener as well.
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