I'm interested in dating and otherwise be-friend a guy. We have common interests and he seems to be "nice" and has a high level of intelligence.
That said - Every conversation revolves around him. I love to ask people questions and let them "talk freely about their life or whatever"... but at some point you want to have a two-sided conversation.
How can I politely make this point without coming across in the wrong way? This is not someone I have known longer then a couple dates.
posted by audio
on Sep 18, 2013 -
What are some great conversation starting questions to ask young people over dinner? [more inside]
posted by Mr.Me
on Sep 5, 2013 -
I recently had a very confusing break-up conversation that I am having a lot of trouble decoding. [more inside]
posted by karminai
on Jun 2, 2013 -
How do you connect with people? How do you reach out to someone you're interested in getting to know better to let them know you're interested in them as a person (with or without romantic potential).
I suffer from a bit of social anxiety and shyness so I tend to feel extremely awkward in approaching opportunities for one-on-one interaction. [more inside]
posted by myShanon
on Jan 9, 2012 -
How do I keep a conversation open and moving forward when the other person tends to shut down? [more inside]
posted by angab
on Aug 24, 2011 -
Does anyone know of some good reads on conversation and social skills? I'm not suggesting that you can learn these subjects entirely by a book, but what I'm looking for is some methods to make communication a little bit easier when meeting someone or groups of people. [more inside]
posted by Garden
on Oct 30, 2009 -
What are the best English-language books in existence on improving one's social and conversational skills? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone
on Oct 24, 2009 -
Has anyone gone through a period in their life where they've just become too overanalytical and serious?
I started therapy a little over a year and a half ago and it has been great. I've gained a lot of additional understanding of myself which has been helpful but at the same time I think it's actually detrimental in other ways. [more inside]
posted by Garden
on Oct 23, 2009 -
Is it possible to help someone become a better communicator/conversationalist without offending him? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222
on Jul 28, 2009 -
My facial expressions don't match my emotions. Sometimes when I think I'm being friendly and warm, I actually look condescending, anxious or just weird. As far as I know I'm neither crazy nor autistic. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 26, 2009 -
I need help understanding how my hyper-smart geek husband's brain works. I want to give him the understanding he craves but am having a hard time inhabiting his plane. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 24, 2008 -
Humble mefite seeking tips for learning to express herself better (specifically, without being too quiet, sounding too serious, or inadvertently coming off as arrogant or self-centered) in the following scenarios.. [more inside]
posted by pearl228
on Feb 13, 2008 -
I've been having some problems while trying to keep conversation going with people, even when I know them quite well. For some reason I really can't think of anything to say, and when I do I always think of myself as being quite a bore. Also, even though I love to laugh, it's very hard for me to come up with some decent jokes, puns or teases. Any advice on how to improve matters a bit? Thanks a lot in advance!
posted by koenie
on May 6, 2005 -