Whether it's your first date or your 10th, making conversation with a date isn't always effortless (and if it is for you, then please teach me your ways). Especially in the early stages of dating, convo can be filled with banalities about what you do and where you're from. When you're going on a lot of dates, covering these rudimentary topics over and over is about as fun as explaining to your relatives at holiday parties why you're still single. If maintaining interesting date conversations feels impossible to you, I've got some suggestions that will make interacting with your date feel less like an interview and more like an easy chat with a friend.
I spoke to online dating expert Julie Spira, and she says that the thing you should remember, first and foremost, is that neither you nor your date should ever feel put on the spot. "A date is not a deposition," she points out. "It’s a friendly way to strike up a convo with someone and learn about their passions and life experiences." Rather than starting off your next date with, "So what was your major in college and how is it relevant to your career?" you might try one of these approaches instead.