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Keep communication open on those first few dates

When you begin new relationships, it's always a good idea to keep communication open and flowing. No one wants a date that will be full of awkward silences. When there is a lot of silence, neither of you will be able to get to know the other. To keep the conversation going, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind.

Ask open-ended questions

One of the secrets to good communication skills is to ask plenty of questions. Most people are happy to talk about themselves, and asking questions shows that you have an interest in the other person. It also allows you to get to know that person more quickly. When you do ask questions, be careful not to ask questions that can be answered with a yes or no. Instead of asking whether someone likes movies, ask about their top three favorites. 

Responding back

Engaging in conversation is more than just talking. You also have to listen intently and react to what your date said. Asking plenty of questions doesn't mean that you don't talk at all. Each of your questions are just openings to new conversations. Once your date has begun talking and has answered a question, talk about your own answer to the query. Once you've both engaged in the conversation, you can ask another question to keep it going. 

Always listen

Talking is only half of having a good conversation. The other half is listening. When dating, always listen to what your date says. If you're asking questions just to make a good impression, that will be obvious when you can't remember what was said just a few minutes ago. Everyone wants to be listened to, and your date specifically wants to be listened to by you. 

When you arrange a date with someone you've met on the BYBER app, good communication is the key to building a new relationship. A combination of talking and listening is a strong foundation for the relationship you will build together. When your date flows well and you both get to know each other better, you might just get that next date.

BYBER Team 😉

Photo: Conversation by Alex Holyoake licensed under Creative commons 4