Hell's Kitchen, New York
311 W 43rd St
New York, NY 10036
(844) 822-5862

How to Carry a Conversation on a First Date December 5, 2018

How to Carry a Conversation on a First Date, Manhattan, New York

Dating can be inherently stressful, and even if the chemistry is palpable and you have a lot in common, it’s natural to feel nervous, especially during a first date. Unfortunately, letting nerves get the best of you can inhibit conversation — or leave you babbling senselessly. By keeping a few simple tips in mind, carrying on an easy conversation will be effortless and ensure more dates to come. 

3 Tips to Keep the Conversation Going During a First Date

1. Give & Take

A flowing conversation is all about give and take. That means giving more than one-word answers and taking the time to think up meaningful questions of your own. Try to avoid answering questions with a simple yes or no, but be wary of spending the whole evening talking about yourself. Typically, asking a question after answering one will strike a good balance. If you’re not sure what to ask, a simple “what about you?” might suffice. 

2. Avoid Heated Topics

datingIt’s wise to avoid discussing religion or politics on a first date. Both can stall an otherwise enjoyable conversation. If either is incredibly important to you, though, it’s okay to broach the topic on future dates. After all, you’ll need to know where your partner stands on the issues that matter to you to foster a strong connection over time. 

3. Bask in the Silence

Remember: Not all silences are awkward. If you start chattering nonstop or fire seemingly unrelated questions when dating, the conversation will feel robotic and rehearsed. Depending on where the date is, silence can be golden. If you’re at a restaurant, for example, give your date a chance to read the menu. If you go hiking together, letting the sounds of nature take over at times can be calming and romantic.

 

If you are tired of the online dating scene and want to try something new, turn to LUMA – Luxury Matchmaking. With multiple offices, their matchmakers cater to successful professionals around the country who don’t have the time to filter through prospects and instead want to spend their energy fostering a deep, meaningful connection with one individual. Drawing from a pool of 20,000 singles, they will help you find the partner you deserve. Visit their website to learn more about dating with their help, or call (844) 822-5862 to get started today. 

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from LUMA - Luxury Matchmaking
The Do’s & Don’ts of Dating Someone New, Manhattan, New York
The beginning of a new relationship is a magical time. As you get to know each other and your feelings develop, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of dating and make some c...read more
The Essential Do’s & Don’ts of a First Date, Manhattan, New York
If you’ve ever had first-date jitters, you know how exciting and nerve-wracking the experience can be. First dates bring the possibility of a new and fulfilling relationship, so ever...read more
5 Unique Ideas for Your Next Date, Manhattan, New York
Whether you’ve just begun dating or have been together for years, the standard dinner-and-a-movie can get monotonous. Try mixing things up with a new and interesting activity or...read more
3 Tips to Make Dating With Anxiety Easier , Manhattan, New York
March 2019 Although subscribing to a dating service is exciting, it can also be stressful—especially when you have social anxiety. The worry of saying or doing the wrong t...read more
What Additional Options Do Matchmakers Provide?, Manhattan, New York
If you are seeking the services of a matchmaker, you may not know that these professionals also offer clients a list of options beyond finding the right partner. Matchmaking com...read more