Getting a first date is hard enough, but how do you know if you will be asked out again?
This is a common question, but new research provides some answers.
In the book, Everybody Lies, Google researcher and author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz found that women will often use the word “I” a lot in their initial date conversations, while a man conveys they are interested by talking in a monotone voice.
This may be counter-intuitive for men, but if the woman talks about herself a lot it shows, but men interpret that to show that the woman is confiding in them and showing that she wants to share her experiences. Men pick up and that and it helps form a relationship.
If a woman is not interested in her date, she will use words that hedge her interest, such as “kind of”, “probably” or “sort of” when being asked a direct question.
Men can increase their chances of getting a second date of they laugh at their date’s jokes, or showing support for her tribulations and challenges she faced.
The research also found that men and women both lie about the amount of sex they have, but that is the topic for another post.