I'm normally pretty decent at holding a flirty conversation but all conversations normally reach an awkward point where things tend to drop.

I was wondering if anyone had any advice on keeping a conversation going, and what topics to introduce or stories to tell. As I say, I normally manage ok but went on a date last night and there was an awkward silence and I went blank of a topic to ask about.

I do the usual movies, music etc but I prefer to keep a conversation more interesting if I can. I read the papers daily as this normally gives you something great to spring off- of.

I did once have a date where we had an entire 10 minute conversation only using Anchorman quotes. I opened with "I don't know if you know but I'm kind of a big deal" too funny.

I get that you have to create hooks and mutual interests but I seem to struggle to find them at times.