If her response is "I like reading, what about you?" ... and the very next thing you say is "What do you like eating? ... then you messed up. BADLY.
Your response should be "I like to read as well! One of my favorite authors is _______! I like to read works by him/her because I think about _____ whenever I read about _______. And who are your favorite authors?
You should then show interest in what she likes to read... Shakespeare, Keats, etc. Ask a DEEPER question about what she responded with. And when she answers, then pause to think about what she said and respond with a thought, comment, or another question that goes DEEPER into the response she gave you.
She: I like to read __________. Silence.
You: Oh, what do you like about __________?
She: I don't know. I just like to read. Silence.
You: __________ literature is something I don't know much about. Can you tell me a bit about _________?
She: Well, I like that he/she writes about ___________.
You: Oh, very nice! I never knew that much about this writing. How DO YOU FEEL when you read his/her works?
She: Makes me feel sad/happy/elated/vulnerable because it reminds me of __________....
So, in my opinion, for what its worth:
1.) Be able to go at least 2 or 3 layers deep into any topic that she enjoys. You should be able to do that regardless of what the subject is. It shows you are PRESENT. One word answers automatically deserve follow ups.
2.) Don't be worried or concentrating on the next question you want to ask her, because you wont be PAYING ATTENTION to what she is saying and you wont BE IN THE MOMENT.
If it is truly one word answers back and forth the whole night, then take my advice and move on.... Its not supposed to be hard work to communicate, especially at the earliest stages of a relationship.
(Quote) John-220051 said: Man: What do you like to do? Woman: I like reading. What about you? Man: What do you like eating...
(Quote) John-220051 said:
Man: What do you like to do? Woman: I like reading. What about you? Man: What do you like eating?