Chatting with the person you care about is always exciting, but sometimes the conversation can get awkward and uncomfortable. When the person asks a strange question, you may feel embarrassed or embarrassed. This is completely normal! In that case, what should be done is to answer the question in a friendly way and get out of the situation quickly.
Method 1 of 3: Gaining More Time
Step 1. Take a break
Keep in mind that you don't have to respond right away. Take a deep breath and organize your thoughts. If the question is really strange, it will take a while to think of a suitable answer. Answering something nonsensical can be embarrassing!
Step 2. Smile
If you like the person, assume that the question asked was not intended to make you uncomfortable. Don't get angry right away. Smile and show your consideration for the person and show your desire to leave this awkward situation behind.
Step 3. Ask for clarification
If you want to buy time, ask your date to explain what she asked and why. Here are some examples:
- What did you say?
- What do you mean by that?
- Why the question?
Method 2 of 3: Dodging the Question
Step 1. Laugh at the situation
Pretend you took the question as a joke. Have a laugh and change the subject. Smile and laugh in a natural way.
This strategy works best with questions that seem provocative or not very serious. If the person asks if you have ten kittens in your backpack, they are probably not asking a serious question. The question might sound weird, but in fact it might just be a bad joke
Step 2. Take it in stride
Stop for a second and think if your crush could be just kidding. Does she want you to answer something weird too? Has she done this before? Think about whether what was said was just a joke and respond in a funny way.
If the person asks "Have you been to the moon?", respond, "Yes, I have. I came back from there this morning!"
Step 3. Tell the person you don't want to respond
If the question is too personal, simply say you don't want to answer.
Say the following: "I don't want to answer this question." You can also say, "I won't answer that". Be firm, but don't be thick
Step 4. Say you don't know
Answering "I don't know" to a personal question shows you don't want to talk. If it's not a question about you, just say you don't know the answer. It's a sincere response and makes the conversation quickly end.
- For example, if the date asks "Do you snore loudly?", say you don't know why you're sleeping.
- In case they ask the capital of a distant country, just say you don't know (if you really don't know).
Step 5. Say that the question made you uncomfortable
If the question is rude or disrespectful, say that it makes you uncomfortable. If the person is sensible, he will respect you and try to understand your point of view.
You might say, "That question makes me uncomfortable and I don't want to answer it. Please don't ask me questions like that again."
Step 6. Ask a question about something else
The idea is to change the subject quickly. Don't feel pressured to continue having an awkward conversation. Ask about a common interest, school or work, the weather, current events, or any other interesting topic.
It is also possible to say that you need to leave. Make up an excuse to get out of the situation. It is not necessary to stay in place if you are uncomfortable or feeling disrespected
Method 3 of 3: Making Flirting Comfortable
Step 1. Start a different conversation
Perhaps the person asked an embarrassing question to try to strike up a conversation or get to know you. Start a new conversation with a topic you prefer to talk about. Starting conversations shows people that you are interested in them and want to get to know them better. Here are some sample questions to ask:
- What did you do over the weekend? Do you have something in mind to do next weekend?
- Do you have any pets?
- What is your favorite subject at school? Why?
- If you could have any superpowers, which would you choose? Why?
- What is your favorite food?
Step 2. Use positive and inviting body language
Body language says a lot about you in social interactions. If you want to make the other person more comfortable, make an effort to use warm body language. Some tips on how to do this are:
- He used to smile.
- Keep eye contact.
- Don't leave your arms crossed. Face the person.
- Shake your head as the person speaks.
Step 3. Give a compliment
People feel loved when they receive a compliment. While she's talking, think about what you like about her. Based on this, give the compliment, but try not to say things that are too obvious. Some examples:
- "I like the way you tell stories. You can make them funny and catchy."
- "I loved what you said in psychology class! You brought a great perspective to the discussion."
- "These socks are beautiful! You bought them for what reason? Do you like this color?"
Always be polite. Embarrassment can be caused by a misunderstanding. Don't be rude and give the person a chance to explain themselves first
- Don't commit to impress the person. Don't accept someone treating you in a weird or perverted way just because she's cute or popular.
- If the question is "odd" because it's too intimate, embarrassing, or makes you uncomfortable, try to find out why you're even interested in this person.