Conversation Starter Tips for First Dates

May 12, 2017 at 6.00am by in Dating advice

Starter Tips for First Dates
The thought of going on a first date is very much exciting and a little nerve-wracking too, but for someone who is going out on a date, it could be something they’d imagined to be perfect and filled with so many possibilities.

Anybody would want to have a perfect first date, and the last thing you would ever want to happen is to ruin it by giving the other person a wrong impression about you and have a crappy conversation and awkward silences.

So, what’s the best thing to do on first dates?

There are plenty of ways to break the ice, and the following are guaranteed conversation starters that will help you get to know each other while having fun:

1. What are you most proud of?

While you don’t want to make your first date sound like an interview, this question will allow your date to brag a little about their accomplishments, and most people would want to do that. You know, talk about them. It is also an excellent way for you to learn more about a person’s values and the things that are important to them.

2. What movie do you know backwards and forwards?

Sharing each other’s interests is one great way to bond, and you also have to remember that what matters is not what people are like but what they like. You will be able to dive deep into them by knowing their interests, passion, and many other things.

3. How was your day?

This could be a very basic question but it is still very useful and helpful because it can open the door for you to be able to talk about each other’s daily activities, and from there, you will learn more about how they spend their day, what their hobbies and interests are, the things that keep them happy and busy, and many others.

4. If you could go on a vacation anywhere in the world, where will it be?

This is a perfect question for you to find out what their favorite or ideal getaway is. Asking this question will also let you know if you have the same definition of “romantic” based on their answer.

5. Would you rather have a dog or a cat?

People’s choices when it comes to pets are telling us something about their personalities. For example, people who love dogs are more outgoing, while those who love cats prefer to stay home and are sensitive.

6. What’s something I wouldn’t guess about you?

This question is an excellent ice breaker because it is a little flirtatious. It’s like you are sending a signal that you want to get to know a person better, deeper than a surface level while allowing them to tell you more about it.

7. What kind of things make you laugh out loud?

This is a carefree topic you might want to bring up if the conversation begins to become awkward or serious. Everyone loves to have a little good laugh, and this will make both of you comfortable and at ease. A lot of laughter on a first date is a great sign.

8. If you have plenty of money and work is not an option, what will you be doing all day?

This conversation starter is in fact very interesting because it will make the other person think. And even if you ask yourself the same question, you will also be fascinated about the answers you could think of.

9. What has been the best year of your life so far?

This question is a great fallback if you want the conversation to become more thoughtful and reflective. This will allow you to listen to the other person’s life story. You will also be able to learn more about the things that are most important to them.

10. What is one thing about childhood that you miss the most today?

Now, this conversation starter is a bit reminiscent and playful at the same time. It will be fun to realize that you also have a lot of things in common as kids. Your conversation could also feel more refreshing as you both recall your childhood.

  • dw

    Another great starter is to ask for a favourite picture on a phone (or photo album) and talk about the details. Talk about the event and circumstances that led to that moment, which undoubtedly will lead to an interesting and lively conversations 🙂


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