You may not have any interesting stories but that doesn’t make discussing online dating a bad idea.I went so far as to share the horror stories that women shared with me on later dates.I would also recommend keeping up on current events (even though I found most of my dates weren’t doing the same) and finding some other light-hearted conversation fodder. I live in Pittsburgh and at the time my city had been voted the worst city for singles.

For example, even if I didn’t have a good story to share I could still counter one of their horror date stories with one that a previous date had shared with me.

“That’s nothing”, I would say, “one girl I met recently had been called by a guy she had just met three times before she even got home! No one ever took offense that I was sharing others’ stories: the truth is, everyone, myself included, just loves to hear that they’re not the only ones struggling.

Aside from the fun of discussing online dating, using their profile to fuel other small-talk is a great idea.

Favorite television shows, hobbies, professions and most other specifics provided in the profile are excellent topics because, chances are, she will want to talk about these things.

It is important to be able to have light-hearted conversations to prevent your date from becoming too impersonal.

You should have fun talking with your date…even if that means intentionally planning on talking about some of these areas.

This refers to parts of your conversation where you are discovering if who you have just met has what you are looking for.

This is important to mention because you are looking for particular qualities whether you’ve admitted it or not.

These two approaches worked very well together ensuring that (at least on first dates) there were never any awkward pauses.