Questions for newly dating couples
We recommend a pre-emptive response for this one, such as, "I'm planning on going with my mother / father / best man after we get our budget sorted out." Hopefully this will clue people in that it's a family or friend bonding trip. This question can be tricky, especially if they’re vying for an invite to be in it.
Explain that you have quite a few big details to work out before you can select your entourage, and that it’s something you’ll get to a little later on.
Photo: Amy Allen Photography Your engagement announcement will likely be followed by dozens of congratulations and twice as many questions about everything from the ceremony location to the cake flavor. At this point you’ve probably told the story so many times it sounds like an audio recording instead of an incredible thing that happened to you.
When the story starts to get tired, try to think of a new way to tell it or add a new detail that you’ve completely forgotten about.
As it turns out, there are plenty of options for us too. Here were our impressions: Couple This one's almost like a social media platform but dedicated to the two of you instead of your entire social network.
You can upload photos, create shared lists, and add dates relevant to your relationship to a calendar.
A response such as, “They’ll contribute with an amount they feel comfortable with” doesn’t give a direct answer but will hopefully end the conversation. Something this direct can create a bit of an awkward situation, especially if you’re not even sure of the answer.
There's also a drawing function that lets you send scribbles or even create pictures together.When you feel like you already know everything you could possibly know about your significant other, it becomes increasingly difficult to come up with good questions to ask each other — questions that are creative enough to spark debate and possibly even teach each other something new, but that don’t seem forced or corny. And, five more for good measure, courtesy of relationship and marriage therapist Esther Boykin. What’s one thing you didn’t notice at first but have grown to love about me? Tell me about the things you want to accomplish for yourself in the next six months. “Questions get stale sometimes, but you need to create positive emotional drama,” says dating and relationship expert Hunt Ethridge, who is the co-founder and senior partner of International Dating Coach Association and Live Dating A polite, “We haven’t gotten there yet” will suffice. Remember—people are simply eager to hear how the process has been so far, they’re not trying to overwhelm you or force you to jump start planning before you feel ready. While you may have an idea of what you want to wear, you probably don't have the ensemble picked out yet.
Something simple like, “Yes, we are” is all people are looking to hear. It's possible that they're asking because they may want to come along when you shop.
(“Praise is the strongest of positive emotions.”) 8. Tell me about a fun or hot hook-up experience you had in the past!