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When going out on first dates it’s important to listen to your date. Sometimes this is easier said than done, especially if you are a nervous talker. You start getting anxiety and keep talking to cover it up, yet you actually are showing that you are nervous. If you find yourself doing this, stop, take a deep breath and listen.

It’s great if you are a talker because this is how someone is going to get to know you. No one wants to be on a date with a stump on a log. I’ve heard this from many guys that women will just sit there on a date and not say anything. Though, make sure you are also listening to find out about him. If he’s a great listener and you talk the entire night away, he knows everything about you, but what do you know about him?

Stop talking and start asking questions, that’s when you start learning about someone else. When you ask a question make sure to fully listen to their answer and not preoccupy yourself with what your response is going to be. Ask about items that will reveal qualities to see if they match what you want in a partner.

Improve your listening skills. Check out this article to hear what people are really saying.

Tara Richter

Tara Richter is an Internet Dating Coach in Tampa Bay. She is the author of “The Dating Jungle Series” and an Internet TV Show Host.