My last boyfriend was a solid conversationalist. He noticed details, remembered names, and never seemed at a loss for words. He thought I was joking, but I was completely sincere. Good questions are like kindling. If you pile enough on, things really start to heat up.
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That first exchange sets the tone for the rest of the relationship, so you should go beyond one-word openers and say something to give your date a laugh. A solid joke can help you get your conversation off on the right foot — or at least up your odds of getting a response. Note: Making a personalized joke is funny. An original, person-specific joke makes you stand out among vague come-ons.