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    17 Things To Talk About In Between Dates

    "Hey." "Hey! What's Up?" "Nm, you?" "Same." "Cool. Ttyl!" Nope.

    Dating a new person can be nerve-racking.

    The date itself may be great, but nerves can really get going in between the actual dates.

    Instead of texting your friends in a panic, try having some of these conversations.

    1. Ask for another date, then make some plans.

    2. "What makes you laugh harder than anything in the world?"

    3. Talk about a specific part of daily life without saying the words, "Hey, how was your day?"

    4. Follow up about a specific event or activity they mentioned during the date.

    5. Play the "Versus Game."

    6. Ask about how he/she relates to his/her friends and family.

    7. Discuss tattoos (whether they be hypothetical or already done).

    8. Ask about their weekend hobbies.

    9. Make a callback to an interest they mentioned.

    "If there is something fun or silly within pop culture that they mention on the date, send them a funny but short article, a cartoon, a vine, etc., about it or ask them their opinion. It's an opportunity to connect via your shared banter and laughs. Most people report that they want a partner who can make them laugh," says Dr. O'Neal.

    10. Share the podcast/YouTube channel/Tumblr page you love.

    11. Talk about food.

    12. Talk about pet peeves.

    13. "Tell me about the first time you ever _________."

    14. Play a few rounds of "F#@K, Marry, Kill."

    15. Have them tell you about their favorite story from their first job.

    16. Have them tell you about the person who knows you best.

    17. Pick a few favorites out of 36 questions that lead to love.

    Now, a few things to keep in mind while you're in between dates.

    You don't need to freak out if there's a lack of communication.

    Steer clear of mentioning something they shared on social media if you're not actually friends on social media yet.

    Most importantly, communicate in the way you feel most comfortable.

    Happy Dating!