Meeting someone new and interesting can be an exhilarating experience. But when it’s just two people, there’s quite a bit of pressure the keep the conversation going. In such times, there’s nothing more painful than an obviously awkward silence.
We have always known that getting to know new people is always easier in a small group. The pressure to contribute to the conversation largely evaporates, so you can relax, enjoy the get-together, and get to know people better. Thinking about the experience in terms of ‘us’ rather than ‘me’ can make all the difference.