Online dating small talk

If you find yourself stuck one message in, and you want some advice on how to spark up an interesting conversation that will tell you whether this person is worth getting offline for, read on.

After all, dating is about meeting up face-to-face, hearing their voice, drinking in their smell and feeling their touch.

In my experience, it’s best to meet up earlier rather than later – like before you know .

Asking light, simple questions is a sure fire way to keep a conversation going online.

The more they answer, the more fuel you’ve got for the conversation.

In a research paper entitled, “With Our Questions We Make the World,” the authors illustrate the power of an open mindset: “Depending on whether I listen to you through the question ‘What is valuable about what she’s saying? ’ I will hear very different messages.” Remember, everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.

Today, I’m delighted to say that our blog has been hijacked by the very cool dating expert, Claudia Cox.

There are two main explanations for this—we are meaning-seeking animals and we are social animals.

Conversing about our experiences and the world around us enables us to find meaning in our lives.

Only the most adept social butterfly doesn’t feel that twinge of anxiety before sitting down at a dinner party next to a stranger—for some, fear of filling the air with chatter can be almost paralyzing, particularly when you’re placed next to someone who seems reticent to chatter. Samantha Boardman, a psychiatrist in Manhattan (who also writes a blog called The Positive Prescription, explains, pushing through to make meaningful conversation is good for everyone. We can all agree that talking about the weather is not interesting unless you are speaking to a meteorologist and a hurricane is on the way.

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