Let's say a guy asked a girl out, and the girl said "Why do you want to date me?". In that case to mean that it is possible that they are going to be happy together in the future, the guy can say "You and I can be happy together.". What about "You and I might be happy together." I know that we can use "might" to refer to a future possibility, but somehow in the sentence and context I gave, it sounds somewhat unnatural to me. Does it sound unnatural to you as well, or is it ok to say "You and I might be happy together" to mean it is possible that they're going to be happy together in the future?

Note: I know that "might" indicates a lower possibility than "can".

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In my opinion, the can sentence sounds a little formulaic. I would use might or could, but the key is the tone you use when saying it. If you seem uncomfortable, then might will sound like you have doubt, and that's not very attractive. But if you don't sound too serious when you say it, it sounds more like optimism for a good relationship.

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    I would be more inclined to say "because you are attractive and interesting" and leave the "might/can be happy together" stuff for much later. If I were the girl, I'd run a mile from a guy who said that before a first date. Commented Oct 27, 2018 at 21:03
  • Thanks for the answers. So they're both okay. @MichaelHarvey Okay, I appreciate your opinion. :) I just made up a context. Commented Oct 28, 2018 at 6:52

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