Yesterday, The New York Times published an article citing a study that found asking questions makes you more likeable and, in a dating situation, leads to more second dates.
When I talk about the importance of developing question-asking skills, I always ask students if they would want to go out with someone who talked about themselves or who asked them questions.
Now, I can cite research backing it up!
You can read the NY Times article, Want to Seem More Likable? Try This.