Have you ever had trouble finding something to talk about with someone you're dating? Having things to talk about in a new relationship is important. The evening can get a little awkward when the conversation runs dry, so it helps to keep a few relationship conversation topics in mind to keep the date moving along.
Wow, this guy connects with me on so many levels. We like the same movies and books. We have passionate, romantic sex.
How to steer your friends-with-benefits fling into more serious territory. You've been seeing this guy or girl at least once a week for a few months now. You're both sushi aficionados, his or her big brown eyes make you melt, or they even laugh out loud at The Mindy Project with you.
I was in college and had been seeing this guy for a little over a month and had never felt so strongly for someone else, ever. That all changed one night when I introduced him to my friends for the first time. The night started out great, we had some drinks and went to a bar with some of his friends.
Hookup culture is like that. But sometimes, we get lucky and meet someone that we want to keep around. Or maybe you have to have The Talk because you think the other person is getting more serious than you actually want.
Openness and vulnerability are so attractive to me, and it enhances the intimacy in my relationship. It's the necessary talk that neither of you want to have, not to mention, there's that whole timing issue. You don't want to get into it right off the bat although Milton, 35, disagrees and there's no quicker way to kill the mood than to bring it up while things are getting hot and heavy.
You can charm the pants off anyone with your finely honed sugar lips and defuse most potentially deadly showdowns with your razor-sharp wit. Still, somehow, when it comes time to initiate the relationship conversation, none of that makes a damn difference. You're left tongue-tied and nerve-racked.
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So here are some tips for making the exclusive talk a little easier and a lot less scary and sweaty. Sometimes we start important talks with an attitude of discovery. Make a mental list of what you want from the relationship and what you need to find out to feel comfortable.