Dating Den Episode 259 – With Michael Tennant: The Best Questions to Ask a Guy to See if He's the One
Have you met a great man this summer and you’re wondering if he could be a bigger part of your life?
Or have you finally let go of a man who wasn’t giving you exactly what you want… and now you’re wondering if you did the right thing?
Or maybe, you’ve been dating a guy you think could be ‘the one’ (awesome!).
And you want to know how to be sure he’s the right man for you, and that he is in fact The One?
What if there was a card game you could play that would tell you if a man was The One for you?!
Guess what… there is!
Marni welcomes Michael Tennant, the Founder of the conversation card game, Actually Curious, into the Den to discuss how to create connection and conversation through empathy and curiosity. Michael is an advocate for diversity, mental well-being, and empathy.
Key Takeaways from this Episode:
- Create connection through empathy
- Sample questions to ask a date
- Tips for preparing for a date
- How to shift the energy of a conversation
How Actually Curious Creates Connection Through Empathy [1:39]
Michael describes his previous life when coming from the ‘get’ energy. He says he didn’t know much about himself. He went out seeking his self-confidence and self-worth through dating.
With Actually Curious, Michael knew he had created a game that enhanced trust-building. The card game helps people ask thoughtful questions to other people to understand where they are coming from. In dating, people can decide if they want to start dating casually or get into the topics that matter in long-term relationships and use the knowledge to bridge gaps.
Understanding Ourselves Helps Us Understand Others [15:40]
The Actually Curious cards offer people tools to practice responding to certain stimuli. They can also be used to build muscle memory around the physical aspects of trauma. It can be used when prepping for a date to help us understand why we feel the way we do.