Top 5 first date conversation starters
On a first date, good conversation is key. Not only will a steady flow of conversation allow you to share your interests and stories, but it will also give you the chance to meet and learn about someone new. We’ve got some fantastic conversation starters to ensure that this date is the first of many.
Whilst your date’s occupation, education and interests may be important to you, there is a more creative way to discover more about your date without making them feel like they’re being interviewed.
1) If a genie offered you three wishes, what would you wish for?
This question is a cleverly disguised means of learning more about your date’s aspirations and life ambitions to see if you share similar ideals.
Injecting humour into your stories and questions is a great way to spark a conversation that lasts longer than a couple of “yes” or “no” answers. Not only will this showcase your interesting and playful nature, but it will also help to put your date at ease.
2) “What would your specialist Mastermind subject be?”
This question requires some thought, a longer answer and a real glimpse of what your date knows, where their strengths lie and what makes your date tick.
Questions like these will not only show that you’re fun and easy-going, but it’ll also present you with the opportunity to pick up on points made by your date, which will lead to further questions about their education and occupation.
3) “What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten”
If food is the way to your heart, you may be keen to learn about your date’s culinary skills and preferences. Asking about their favourite food doesn’t require much thought, “what’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten”, however, does.
An outside the box question such as this will provide your date with the opportunity to recount the witty tale of when they mistook camel for caviar or when they were dared by their travelling companions to tuck into a tasty tarantula!
4) What song sums you up?
If music be the food of love….then you may be itching to take a sneak peek at your date’s iPod playlists! But, rather than asking the age old question of “what sort of music do you like” (or indeed pinching their portable music devices for a flick through), ask your date to sum up their personality or life in a song.
This clever alternative question will help you learn a bit more about your date’s music trivia and perhaps even a glimpse of their tastes as well.
5) What’s the most amazing place you’ve ever visited?
Learn about your date’s life experiences and passions with this simple question that offers the chance for a bountiful response.
Exchange stories about your travels, favourite spots across the globe or simply the sights you’d love to see one day.
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