Just think about how you are when you are chatting with your friends.
Sometimes, people make the prospect of keeping a conversation going on an online dating site too complicated.
They start thinking about what they should say and how they should act.
They think so hard about this that they end up not knowing what to say or become unable to truly showcase their personality.
Perhaps they are simply too nervous that they will mess things up with this person if they say the wrong thing.
Perhaps they think that their personality is simply too much for this person to handle.
They may believe that they are too quirky.
They may even believe that they have way too much energy as a person and that this other person that they have met on an online dating site will not be able to handle it.
Whatever preconceived notions of how you would come off to someone that you are trying to keep a conversation going with on an online dating site should be expunged.
Your true personality may be exactly what this person is looking for.
Again, think of this person as you would a friend that you are having a conversation with in your living room.
There is no need to overcomplicate a conversation that you are trying to have with someone on an online dating site.
To keep conversation going on an online dating site, start with lighthearted topics that the both of you can relate to.
It may be something that the person wrote about or included in their dating profile that caught your eye.
Perhaps you have had the same kind of experience or you have always been curious about what that kind of experience would be like.
This is where you can ask an open-ended question about that particular experience or divulge information about what your experience was like when you were engaged in the same activity.
This is often what breaks the ice when you are having a conversation with someone on an online dating site.
Finding common ground with the person will often give the both of you an initial sense of connection.
To keep the conversation going effectively, be sure to infuse nuggets of your personality throughout your conversation with the person.
Sometimes, people can be very rigid when they are having a conversation with someone on an online dating site.
They may stick to the topic so tightly that they never allow the person to get a sense of what their personality is like.
Try not to be so rigid.
Be sure to have moments where you express yourself during the conversation.
Laugh, gasp, chuckle, exclaim, tease, etc.
These are nuggets of your personality that you should be injecting throughout the conversation that you are having.
Doing this will often make the person feel like they are talking to a human being with a unique personality on the other side as opposed to someone robotic.
These kind of expressions infused throughout a conversation is often what will make it lively and allow the conversation to easily transition to another topic.