(Part of a series discussing The Rules.)
Some women talk a lot. They open their mouths and a never-ending torrent comes out. This can be amusing around other women, but not so wonderful for enchanting men on a date.
The reason this rule exists is for the following reasons:
1. Many men find it tiresome to be with a woman who won’t shut up.
2. You may say things that are best said in later dates or never at all.
3. It keeps men from shining and trying to impress you.
4. You won’t be able to learn as much about him. For example, had you been relatively quiet and demure, would he had asked you about yourself, your work, and your interests? Or would he have blathered on about himself?
Don’t feel you have to be entertaining or have interesting conversation all the time. He will think that you’re trying too hard. Just be there. […] If anything, men should be the ones scrambling their brains to come up with clever lines, asking you a lot of questions, and wondering or not they’re keeping you interested.