Love doesn’t have to take a back seat in tough economic times.
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Romantic relationships often resemble an emotional see-saw.
When this process becomes a pattern, one partner pursues the other with great abandon, resulting in a paradoxical loss of interest on the part of the other partner, the distancer.
Whether you’ve already run through the list of standard first-date questions — What do you do for a living? Does your date live off cereal when no one’s around? (Of course, hopefully this conversation will lead to a more in-depth discussion about culinary preferences and skill levels. (Be ready to share yours, too.) What’s on your bucket list?
— or are just looking to shake things up, conversation-wise, here are a few questions to have up your sleeve should your awkward silences need filling. Everyone has an embarrassingly simple solution to eating solo at home. Or maybe he has a signature gourmet meal-for-one he can’t wait to whip up on quiet nights…. Childhood is a big topic to cover on Date #1, so keep it simple by sharing specific highlights instead of getting caught up in generic nostalgia. This might be different than your date’s current “favorite.” It could be a guilty pleasure, a nonfiction manual, a religious tome or a childhood classic.