Put Some Effort Into The Conversation
When you’re having a conversation (not just a quick chat or small talk) with, well, anyone, make sure you put some effort into it. One-word answers, being distracted (especially on your phone), not being engaged, not making eye contact and not adding value to the conversation are examples of not putting effort into the conversation.
Of course, try to stay away from talks that don’t add any value to the conversation. You don’t want to be that person who adds some random meaningless statement for no reason. Sometimes, it’s best to just smile and nod or ask questions. Asking questions shows you are engaged with the conversation.
When it comes to your significant other, someone you like or simply just someone you’re networking with, make sure you are definitely putting in effort (eye contact, asking questions, adding value, etc)!
Make a good impression that will last… So they remember having the conversation with a gentleman and you stand out from the rest.