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Sociologists Erving Goffman suggests that human interaction on a day to day basis is very similar to performing on stage. There is always an audience and always a performer. This can be related to going on a date. One is always trying to impress the other. When one is speaking you can consider them as being the performer and the listener the audience. In this type of conversation the roles will flip flop. Throughout these conversations both are waiting for the others true character or true person to be revealed. Goffman also suggests Impression management which refers to people’s efforts to present themselves to others in ways that are most favorable to their own interests or image. This can also happen in the same scenario. While on a date especially a first date people tend to impress the other so that they are more appealing to the other. They will also downplay any faults to save face. However they will let’s say brag about personal accomplishments or successes. You may also find...

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