I don’t know how you feel about ‘awkward silences’ (when you’re talking to a woman)…
…but I’ve had people ask me does it mess things up?
And my answer is always the same:
“No. It’s not that big of a deal.”
…if there is a massive amount of “dry silent moments” or they drag out too long, then…
YES that can destroy the chemistry pretty fast (in a very obvious way).