This obviously is a man thing... (and I'm sure it happens with women too) I find it very annoying, especially with MSN or cell text conversations. Nearly ALL my male friends does this, even the ones I've been friends for years. Guy: Hey ! How's it going? Me: Hey ! I'm doing good ! What's new with you? Guy: Ah not much. Me: Ohh... well I went to the gym this morning then I worked from 10 to 7 and I finished this cool book today. Guy: Cool. Me: (thinking to myself 'Just cool?' No question about the gym or how work was? No question about what book I was reading?) So.. what did you do today? Guy : Ah nothing much. Me: Did you go to the gym today? Guy: Yup, went in the morning... Me: How was the gym? Guy: It was good... Me: (Trying to get a conversation going) Well I ran 5 km in 40 minutes today and deadlifted 105 lbs today. Guy : Cool... Me: (thinking: congratulations buddy...you have just lost my interest in you) WHY even start the conversation with me if you have nothing to say !!! I like to hear details about people's life. I like to hear about what is going on in people's life, what they are up to, etc... I am finding that kind of conversation to happen with my recent ex and I know my ex is a brilliant intelligent guy and I'll ask him what's new and he'll say "Not much." WOW...way to entice me... I often feel like I have to do all the work to carry on a conversation...I understand some people talk more in real life than on MSN, but then WHY even bother at all in the first place on MSN or texting? BUT if I toss in the topic of sex... they will start talking and I love talking about sex, but maybe I want to talk about other things too. Geez.