“Sup” a word short for “wassup” which itself, is short for “what is up?”
We’ve all used it shamelessly, more than a dozen times on dating apps, to replace full sentences. Oftentimes ‘sup’ is used to show interest in someone or simply to break the ice in the laziest way possible.
But who was the first to use this poor excuse for a word?
Plenty of Fish dug deep into their archives and are thrilled to present this ‘Heritage Minute’ for the word “sup”.
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“The weather is great today….Do you like…the weather?”
Small talk has had a bad rep for as long as I can remember. It’s often considered irrelevant, surface level conversation, used to pass the time and/or fill the air of an awkward silence. Examples of small talk include; ‘how’s it going?’, ‘where do you work?’ ‘nice day isn’t it?’ – questions that are often met with a one word answer.
The beauty of engaging in small talk, which we often miss, is the possibility of it leading to a meaningful conversation or new connection, you would have otherwise missed.
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Ah the first date….
You arrive before him, staking your claim on a decent corner table, so you don’t have to awkwardly wait in line with your date; throwing away all your best conversation starters within the first 2 minutes of meeting him.
Continue reading ➞ Does Drinking Help or Hinder First Date Conversation?
Picture this: You’re sitting down together in a cute cafe, the server has just taken your drink orders as you settle into your booth together, you look her in the eyes (you like her a lot already), and THIS is the moment to start a great first date conversation…but you’re drawing a blank.
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