If the thought of dating again gives you one thought (what will I say!), it's time to brush up on your small talk skills. Learning how to chat comfortably with someone is a key part of connecting while on a date. Here are some conversation tips for those new to the dating scene.
One big mistake midlifers make on a first date is failing to find out more about the person in front of them. Nervousness can make you talk more and listen less. Instead, think ahead about what types of things you want to learn about your date.
It's a good idea to ask questions that are open-ended so your date will be encouraged to share details of their life that can help you decide if you two have a connection. Some things to ask might include: