One thing I am having trouble with is reading a profile and picking out the topics that would lead to a response. I want to come off as fun and witty but I feel like I can never come up with anything like that to say.
For example here is a profile I sent a message to.
I'm originally from Michigan and was brought up with those "Midwestern Values". I lived abroad for awhile after college and moved to Florida about 7 years ago. I love to travel and am somewhere here or there once a month and travel outside the U.S. at least once a year to explore and expand my horizons! I'm a very upbeat, happy person, who enjoys getting out on weekends and trying new things, fun experiences and being creative. I'm usually smiling or laughing and have a pretty positive outlook on life, but am random and quirky at times=). I spend much of my time with friends, family and my little dog and am looking for someone with whom I connect, laugh and enjoy being around. I drink socially, but would say I'm more into enjoying company and having a glass of wine or a mixed drink rather then going "clubbing" all night long. In a nut shell, I think class, loyalty, humor and warmth are very important in a partner coupled with a good sense of self and confidence! That's about it! Anything else, just ask!
First Date: I don't mind getting together for drinks or dinner but also really like dates that include fun activities and something a bit different. Weekends away are great along with walks in a nature preserve, bike rides, parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking, ice skating, shopping, Disney, pool days, walking the beach, boating, golf, hot air balloon rides, indoor skydiving, etc....surprise me!
I struggle with trying to find something creative to say. So in this case. What are some of the things you read in here that you think would make interesting conversation starters?
I was drawing a blank and I decided to message her this
Me: Where is your next overseas trip going to be? (I felt like that was not the best place to go but couldn't think of anything else to ask)
HB: I'm actually going to China in August, coming up pretty quickly! Any fun places coming up for you?
My problem is twofold. I can't think of something witty and playful as a response to escalate. I also feel a like I don't know how to respond to her questions because I'm not doing anything fun and exciting. I know this is very AFC but I know she is more fun and interesting than I am. This irritates me too because I know I am already starting off on the wrong foot.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.