So my partner and I been dating for 5 months. But he's a man of literally very few words. What can I do to connect with him on deeper level, or any suggestions of questions I should ask him? To get know him better or to open up

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See if you can find shared activities to do together which you can both have opinions on & discuss. Could be finding new hiking trails, watching shows/movies, playing board games, cooking, checking out new restaurants, planning a weekend trip together, etc

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Also- a key part of developing intimacy is vulnerability. Open up about tough things you’ve dealt with or uncertainties. Ask for his advice or just vent. Hopefully he will reciprocate too, but a little gentle asking might help

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OP - ask questions. I’ve found it works. Like around holidays, I would ask specific questions - “how did your family celebrate thanksgiving when you were growing up?” Or even “did your family take road trips? What was your favorite? Where would you go if you were to take one next summer?”

Open ended questions to learn more about his past or things he’d like to pursue in the future.

Worked for me!

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From a guy's perspective, I and my friends have experienced being told to "open up" or "be more vulnerable" by our partners, only to have our secret pains shoved in our faces during heated discussions. Your man might have had negative experiences like this in the past. That said, maybe watch a nice emotional movie (that's preferably not romantic) and engage in a conversation about it. This is Us comes to mind. Good luck!!!

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