Small talk. Whether it’s a social gathering or a first date, most folks agree that talking about the weather, work or the latest sports scores can be tedious. This was one friend’s major beef about speed dating. “It’s the worst part of the date over and over again,” she said. On the flipside, most of us know a heart-to-heart with a close friend can be “good medicine” to a weary soul.
So it’s not really surprising that according to an article in Discover magazine, deep conversations make us happier:
For years, research has indicated that substantive, intimate conversations strengthen social bonds between people and, in turn, make them happier. Yet, other research has observed that less than half of conversations are meaningful exchanges.
As I’ve spoken with singles, they report these in-depth conversations can be hard to come by, especially if you live alone (not to mention adding the social restraints of a pandemic). If you don’t already have these strong…