Best opening lines for dating
But according to this research, successful dates included exchanges in which the man artfully interrupted the woman to say something that showed they had a shared experience.
For example, an ideal exchange would be if the woman said something like, “I saw Radiohead last summer and they were amazing,” and the man stops her to say: “I’m so jealous—Radiohead is one of my favorite bands, too,” before allowing her to continue.
Remember: generic compliments come off as insincere.
And if you’re trying to date a co-worker, you’ve got another set of rules to be aware of. Cell phone use is a major sticking point for many daters, according to Match.com’s annual Singles in America study.
“Don’t hesitate to spell out what you’re up for,” advises Milrad.
If you’re looking for something casual, she might be into that.
A Stanford University study showed that the longer the conversation goes on a first date, the less important the superficial stuff like height and looks become to your potential partner.
Then, follow it up with a question like: “Do you surf? It’s so much fun.” This way, your date can decide whether what you like to do sounds interesting to her or not.
In other words, interruptions can be good thing, as long as they’re done to show that you’re paying attention.