My daughter is dating a manipulator
What the heck did this mean, she wondered, as she drove away that night feeling empty and alone.
When, she wondered in her mind, would she find what so many of her friends already had – a good guy and a relationship she could count on?
You have to ask your date questions about his or her life 1) so that you can figure out if the two of you are compatible and 2) so that you show him or her simple respect.
Asking your date questions shouldn’t be that difficult.
At first, she felt a little dissed: Was he not interested?
Was he thinking, instead, she’s not very attractive and that he could not imagine asking her out again?
One of the most consistent frustrations I hear from people looking for a romantic partner is what I call the ultimate bad date, one in which Person A asks Person B questions about Person B's life, but Person B sucks up all the attention and doesn't ask Person A any questions about Person A's life. She and her potential beau-to-be went to a nice, quiet restaurant, and ordered a tantalizing drink and dinner. Ally did the usual and polite thing: she asked the man who sat across from her questions about himself and his life.
Soon, however, her feelings changed to frustration.She resented him because it wouldn't have been hard for him to ask her about her life.