First dates can be very nerve-racking. Even if you have communicated before with the person you are going out on a date with, this does not mean that you are going to be absolutely calm. Some people are so worried on first dates that they cannot let go and be themselves. In the end, the date does not go according to plan and sometimes there could not be a second date.
In order not to let you worried show, you can prepare some topics to talk about on your first date. This way you will have great conversation starters and the night can go as smoothly as possible. To help you in this endeavor, we have prepared for you some conversation starters. Try them out and have a great date!
#1 Where are you from originally?
One of the first things you can ask a person you are on a date with is about their background. They could be from another town, or city, or maybe even from another country. You can ask them about the place there, what was good or bad about it, and some similar questions. This could be a great conversation starter and you can also learn a lot about the person you are on a date with.
#2 What is the most interesting thing you have done recently?
The next question which can help you have a good start of the conversation is to ask the person of some interesting thing they have done recently. This way you will help your date loosen up and speak about some of their passions.
At the same time you will be able to learn what they are passionate about and thus, to learn more about them as a person. You can also find out if their way of having a great time matches your idea of such and this is very useful on a first date.
#3 How did you get into your working sphere?
The next conversation starter can also help you learn a lot about your date, especially when it comes to their job. You can ask them how they decided to start doing this job and how they became passionate about the sphere. There could be some of their parents who have inspired them, or there could be some other interesting reason for their choice. It is definitely worth asking such kind of question and you will have the chance to learn important things about this person.
#4 If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
The next conversation starter question it is better not to be asked first because your date could find it a little bit strange, but during the date, if you end up having no topics to discuss, you could ask your date where they would like to go if they had the opportunity.
They could mention some dream vacation spot, or maybe some place they have not been to since their childhood. And do not forget to ask why. This way you could find out if they are still in love with their ex if they decide to go to a place they have spent some time together.
#5 What is something you would like to learn?
Another question which is not only a great conversation starter, but can also help you learn a lot about the person you are on a date with is to ask them about something they would like to learn. This way you will find out what they are passionate about. It could be some language they want to learn in order to visit some country, or it could be some sport, or some interesting hobby they want to take up.
#6 If you were only allowed to keep 2 of your possessions, which ones would you choose?
Last, but not least, it is my favorite question. It can reveal a lot about a person’s interests, goals, morals, and it could even reveal how intelligent they are. If you ask this question a person who is not willing to answer because they do not feel like thinking about it, then this could show they are not interested in the conversation.
Or if this person cannot answer the question because they cannot choose only two of their possessions, it could easily mean that they are a bit too materialistic and cannot live without their belonging – something that a lot of people nowadays are obsessed about. If you ask this simple question on a first date, you can be surprised how many things you can learn about the person you are on a date with.