Not all dates are going to be home runs, but ideally we can get through the basic conversations smoothly enough to give us a fighting chance. However, when the conversation slows, there is a way to keep things from going downhill quickly. Here are some ways to avoid those awkward silences that threaten to raise the discomfort levels.
1. ASK QUESTIONS THAT CONNECT PEOPLE EMOTIONALLY.
One of the best ways to start a conversation that will keep flowing is to talk about something the person actually cares about. You might not know what they like yet, but most people like talking about themselves so you keep your questions focused on them.
2. THINK BACK.
If you can feel that the conversation is about to hit a wall, you can always back track a few minutes and pick up with another topic you might have veered from.