Below are a few colorful suggestions for possible conversation starters. While the last thing you want to do is assault your prospective date with inane, boring questions, you gotta get to know them somehow, right?
For example, if you ask “How do you feel about pirates? ” – well, you’ll know they probably aren’t 10s in the humor category. Or if the response to “Which Disney film would you like to push off a very tall cliff?
” is “Oh, I love them ALL,” well, you’ll know they’re liars.
Before discussing some good questions to ask on a first date, I wanted to offer several tips on first date conversations in general.
First, you should ask your questions with a purpose.
Specifically, you should be trying to determine if this is someone you would like to continue to spend time with.
Don’t just find a bunch of questions on the internet to ask just so you can “fill the silence”.While I will provide examples it’s best if you ask yourself this question: What’s important to me in a relationship?Whatever you decide is important should be the starting point for the questions you want to ask.Second, you’re not going to want to ask questions that can simply be answered with a “yes” or a “no” if you’re concerned with keeping the conversation going.As you’ll see below, none of the questions can be answers simply.Most will require thought or at least some explanation when answered.