Ah, a first date. The sweaty palms, the nervous ticks, the silent prayer that you don’t end up with something in your teeth. Nothing can be quite as unsettling as trying to impress a person on a first try.
The reason for this is simple: you’re afraid you’ll say the wrong thing or – even worse – have nothing to say at all. Yes, an uncomfortable silence can turn a date sour in no time flat. Because of the fear of this, people on first dates often exhibit a sense of unrest, and a desperation to keep the conversation going even if they have to break out in the latest Broadway number.