Starting a conversation with a stranger on your first date with him may seem exciting though it can get awkward when you are at it and you don’t know what to do or say. Fortunately, there is one good thing that you can be positive about: a genuine date will only make the meeting a reason for you to smile. Here is a quip before the tips to give you a confidence boost:
A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself” points out Lisa Kirk in the New York Journal American.
Talk about People Around You
Well, this tip applies to a dry situation when either of the date have nothing to talk about. There is a decent chance that your date is noticing what you are and you can therefore, pick up a conversation. Talking about ‘something’ will only make either of the date relaxed and confident.
Make Sure You Know the News
Well, you do not really have to talk about what is happening in Iraq or the scams, but be prepared for it because there is a decent chance that your date prefers an up-to-date girl. Not knowing anything will give an impression that you are least connected with the world. Besides, imagine yourself rolling eyes at the ceiling while he talks about American Politics.
Share the Day’s Highs and Lows
This is the best first date advice for women. Strike a conversation about a family get-together, first date, family meals etc. Ask your date about highs and lows that he’s been through. Have small talks that will help you learn a lot about your date and let him know things about you as well.
When you ask your date about his likes or dislikes, follow his answers up with questions like why he likes or dislikes certain things. This will help you know and understand your partner better. Apart from helping you know him better, following-up with questions will make the conversation exciting and long-lasting. Make sure that you ask open-ended questions that demand an explanation.
Talk about Movies and Books
Movies and books are two of the most commonly pursued sources of fun. Talk about the last movie you saw or the last book you read or purchased.Always remember to engage him in your conversation without forcing him to throw ideas in when he doesn’t want to.