The feeling of talking at rather than with them on a date is so agonising.
If you’re a space-filler in conversations you’ll know it well; trying desperately to make things light and breezy with a non-responsive dating partner before checking your watch and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow, is it that time already?!’.
There’s a distinct line, though, between talking nonsense during awkward silences and purposefully dominating conversations, never letting your date get a word in edgeways.
On a great date, chat goes back and forth and flows effortlessly.