Handling Too Many Questions During Your Date: 5 WAYS
First dates are always nerve-wracking, but this time you’re on the receiving end of a barrage of questions from a prospective suitor who is eager to get to know more about you. However, you may come upon a subject or two you’d want to avoid discussing. To impress your date, how do you answer these questions? Find out how by reading on.
Change the Topic
It’s evident, but who cares? Say “Hmmm…”, smile, and raise your hand to call the waiter and ask your date a question back, something weird like “so… what were we talking about just before you asked that?” or something like that. …and smile again!
It’s evident, but who cares? Say “Hmmm…”, smile, and raise your hand to call waiter your date a question back, something weird like “so… what were we talking about just before you asked that?” or something like that. …and smile again!
For the Time Being, Maintain Your Silence.
It will make your date nervous, so they will reframe the question without you having to respond. As a bonus, you’ll have more time to think about the subject.
Use a Deceptive Response
This is yet another effective tactic for getting the questioner to look elsewhere. To avoid answering a question, simply reply, “That’s fascinating; what would you say about that?” or something along those lines to your date if you don’t want to respond. This will keep you from making a blunder and encourage your date to share additional details about their previous dates!
Defying the Rules
Your date may get a little carried away and ask you a question that makes you uncomfortable. However, you can disguise your unease by lightly patting them on the shoulder and saying something like, “Do you normally ask such sensitive questions on a first date?”‘ You may simply grin to reassure your date that you’re not offended about being asked the question.
Try these tried-and-true methods for a more relaxed and less sweaty first date.