Here are some helpful tips to use next time you go on a date:
Give him a safe complimentA compliment is a great way to get yourself out of an awkward situation. You can tell him how great his shirt look, but he really should be looking great, don’t lie to the guy.
Avoid TMI topicsNobody wants to hear how unruly you become when you’ve had a couple of drinks, or your nasty habbits, leave that to when you’re now dating. It’s advisable that you keep the conversation PG rated on the first date.
Don’t interview himRemember, it’s a date not a job interview so don’t ask him about topics that he needs to think deep for. Questions like ‘where do you see yourself in five years’ or ‘what do you think about marriage’ is a total no no!
Choose safe topicsYou want to know as much as you can about your date, that includes his likes, dislikes and interests. This will determine whether you two have anything in common or not. Ask about movies, music, his passion, or what they’re reading, this will give you enough insight.
Be attentiveAnother reason for awkward moments is not listening. If you pay attention to what your date is saying you’ll be able to respond accordingly.