Hi everyone! I'm new here and I need some advice. I've been "seeing" this guy for a few weeks now and I really like him. I put seeing in quotes because we're trying to do the "friends first" thing...it's a long story. Anyway, we've gone out several times and we talk on the phone a lot. When we're on the phone, we usually talk for 2 or 3 hours. We have a lot of fun, but we can't seem to get over those annoying awkward pauses. Neither of us wants to get off the phone, but we have trouble thinking about something to talk about so we usually have a little "play" argument about whose turn it is to come up with a topic. I have more of a connection with this guy than probably any other guy I've dated, so it's not like we have nothing in common or we have no chemistry. So, what can we talk about? I'd like to have a few topics in mind so the next time there's a weird pause, I'm armed with a topic. I don't want it to seem like I'm interviewing him though. We've covered a lot of the usual stuff...family, friends, hobbies, past relationships. Any suggestions?