punctuated long silences.
When was the last time you heard of someone writing an online dating profile reading "Seeking dishonest jerk to share uncomfortable silences, lack of trust, and shallow conversation"?
Imprinting-A process that silences a gene or group of genes.
Thinking of questions to ask on a first date can help prevent dreaded awkward silences that can kill chemistry.
In these kinds of brainstorming environments, it may seem strange at first to try and come up with things - there may be awkward silences, or false starts.