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Questions about having conversations with other people, and how to achieve certain things when having them. This can be covering (or avoiding) certain topics, starting them, keeping them going or bringing them to a close.

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a) The conversation gets quite slow, and I run out of things to say. The silence gets quite awkward. Ask her questions. I've had my share of both good conversations and bad while attempting …
answered Dec 13 '18 by Rainbacon
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Background I am a cis white straight male. I won't pretend that I know a lot about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc... What I do know a bit about is asking questions about things that I don't understa …
answered Feb 4 by Rainbacon
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One thing that you need to keep in mind is that it's possible that she might not be interested in talking with you even though she is no longer annoyed with you. When I was using dating apps, I found …
answered Mar 27 by Rainbacon
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One skill that can help you convey your seriousness is sustained eye contact Making consistent eye contact will help you establish assertiveness and dominance in your conversation. A number of studie …
answered May 2 '18 by Rainbacon
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Background I'm a software developer and recently the product owner on my team has been intermittently absent. Her direct boss "Joe" has started attending some of our meetings that she can't make it t …
asked Apr 24 by Rainbacon
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It can be quite tricky to know whether it is okay to ask about a topic like this. On the one hand, I have met several war veterans who like to talk about their experiences because they like to reminis …
answered Mar 14 by Rainbacon
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casual conversations. I would appreciate it if you didn't speak like that around me. When I stopped swearing around my friend because she asked me to, I got into a habit of not swearing and I found …
answered Mar 21 '18 by Rainbacon
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She asked me a barrage of personal questions, most I did not know the answers to and all of them I felt too awkward to answer. Tell her how you feel. The easiest way to make your interactions wi …
answered Mar 8 '18 by Rainbacon
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Background I recently met a woman on a dating app and we hit it off. Last night we went on our first date, which went very well and we are planning to go out again. I am interested in potentially hav …
asked Feb 1 '18 by Rainbacon
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want to help your wife adjust her expectations, but this is not an easy thing to do. There is a difficult conversation that needs to be had. As a consultant, I often have to have difficult conversations … with clients (often because they have unrealistic expectations). My company has a framework for handling these situations, and I'll walk you through the high level concepts. Difficult Conversations
answered Jul 3 by Rainbacon
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I'm the most senior developer on my current team, and I often get asked for help by my teammates. Sometimes when they ask for help, it's with something that I think is fairly obvious or easy to do. Wh …
asked Apr 9 by Rainbacon
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Yesterday at work I had the same misunderstanding with two different co-workers. I'm working on a website with both an English and Spanish version. I explained over Slack that I found the resource fil …
asked Mar 7 by Rainbacon
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I have a lot of experience (8 years of dating, 4 years as a professional consultant) with meeting new people and starting conversations. I've found that this is the best approach because it creates an …
answered Feb 21 by Rainbacon
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Background During my college years and right afterwards, I was in a very similar situation as you currently are. I was depressed, spent most of my time staring at a screen, and didn't take good care …
answered Mar 23 by Rainbacon
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Background I have been dating my girlfriend for about three months. We are both in our mid 20s, grew up in the mid-western United States, and now live in New York City. She has defined boundaries for …
asked May 1 '18 by Rainbacon