You are on a date. You start off fine, you even find some great compliments for her. But then, half way through, none of you can find anything else to talk about. Nothing could be worse than running dry on your conversation on your date.
The rest of your date will drift by slowly, marked by a few unsuccessful attempts to start a new conversation alternating between stretched out periods of silence. By the time, your date ends, both of you know that you are not going to see the other again. So this becomes too unsuccessful, after all you would have spent your bunch of valid time in your online dating to find the right dating pair and all would be wasted within a short span of time.
Awkward silences are killers anywhere, but especially so for dating. Besides, you bear the loss of not only a potential relationship but also an evening. The worst part is that most dates could have done without such silences.
You need to understand this. A date is no way different compared to any other element of your life. Whatever you are doing, it is simply not possible that you have nothing to say or nothing to talk about.
In case, you find that you are running out of anything to talk, then go for some easy topic. Focus on your date, where you are eating or what you are eating. You can talk about what you feel about the food or the ambience or the movie that just watched.
Once you get started, you will soon branch out into other areas and before long, and you will be complaining that time is flying. An interesting way to gauge the quality of your conversation is to see how much laughter is there between you. Both of you are laughing means that you are comfortable with each other and are enjoying each other’s company.
If there is anything worse than an awkward stretched silence, then it is either of you trying too hard to break the silence, you can make stupid jokes, talk about useless stuff and make a complete fool of yourself.
Now, you should know to differentiate between silences; while they can be awkward, they can also be reflective or comfortable. A comfortable or reflective silence is in fact, even better than laughter when it comes to predicting the outcome of your date; you can certainly expect many positive things out of this date.
The worst thing you can do to break the silence is to go on and on about how good and wonderful you happen to be. While it is alright to talk a bit about yourself, you should also remember to keep including your date in. You should leave them out.
If you happen to notice that your date is keeping too quiet, then you can start an open conversation so that they can get involved.