The best communication occurs with an even and equal exchange between two people. Getting to know someone new is like peeling an onion one thin layer at the time. But some people, overeager to get into deep and meaningful conversation, go too far too fast.
You find yourselves talking about everything and anything for hours without effort.
If your friends ask you about your new online special someone, you’re often surprised that you know little about where he or she grew up, what they does for a living or any of the other boring, practical questions that seem to color early getting-to-know-you dating conversations.
For me, it’s the story of the time I met two people named Rob in a very similar timeframe. Finally, if you do find yourself in the midst of a quiet moment, remember that silence has its place in conversations, too.
You know when Harry tells Sally, “It’s so nice when you can sit with someone and not have to talk”? The more at ease you are, the more at ease your company will feel.
Sometimes (okay, most of the time), though, first dates aren't smooth sailing.