Picture a couple on a first date. They're both attractive, eager to please... and silent. Each of them silently pushing their food around their plates. Or perhaps one of them is talking, and talking and talking while the other stares off into the air, incapable of getting a word in.
It's such a cliche, because it happens so often. Conversations don't always flow easily, especially on first dates. People's nerves get the best of them and their conversation skills go out the window.
As with most things, it's a lot easier to control your first date nerves if you feel prepared. So thinking through some possible conversation questions and scenarios can help you avoid those conversation lapses.
With that in mind, here are 7 Great First Date Questions
- What makes you laugh?
- What's your all-time favorite movie and why?
- Favorite book and why?
- What's your favorite way to spend your weekends?
- What were you like as a kid?
- What's your favorite place in the entire world?
- What's your dream job?
Take them one at a time, slowly. There's no need to ask all of them. Any one could/should launch you into a long conversation if you listen attentively to your date's response and ask follow-up questions. With any luck, just knowing you have your 7 Questions at the ready will help ease any nerves you might have.