Nothing is quite as nerve-wrecking as a first date.
Wondering if the conversation will flow and whether there will be enough subjects of interest to converse about is the most stressful factor.
Nobody wants the awkward situation of sitting around a dinner table without having anything to say.
Keep in mind that this shouldn’t be a problem.
The following are some first date questions to ask a girlwhich will break the ice quickly and pleasantly. You can also find more questions here.
So let’s get started.
1) Where are you from?
It’s an old and typical question but it’s still effective. Getting some background around the hometown and where the person grew up will lead to more topics that can be discussed.
Showing interest is key for a conversation to flow.
2) Do you have any siblings?
Stick to questions that are close to home.
Apart from receiving general information, a person’s personality tends to come forward more quickly when they speak about people they love (or hate).
3) What did you dream about achieving growing up?
Keep the topic on a personal level but not too personal.
Remember that points of interest are the ultimate goal, not a therapy session.
If the possibility to expand upon the answer given exists then don’t be scared to ask.
4) What’s your favorite way of passing time?
This should be aimed at hobbies and things the person likes to do. It’s also great place to dig a little deeper.
Hobbies are associated with individual characteristics, so indulging on this topic is a surefire way of having hours of conversation.
People love to describe things they believe make them unique, especially to someone who is actually paying attention.
5) Your favorite part of the day?
Everyone has a peak time during the day.
Some prefer the cool night time when everything is peaceful and others like the buzzing day at certain points.
6) What scares you about first dates?
There is no better connection with an unknown person than relating about the same fears and situations.
The fact is both individuals are nervous and it’s a good way to deal with it.
7) What is your favorite type of music and why?
Music is a universal language; therefore it makes a great conversation piece.
While on this subject it’s important to respect another point of view.
Many people take their music taste very seriously and can get easily offended.
8) Do you like sports or art?
There is always a wide variety of discussions that can develop through this question if the same interests are relevant.
If it doesn’t spark conversation then it’s relatively easy to move on to other things.
9) Tell me something I wouldn’t have thought of asking.
This will either move into a deeper scenario or become a fun moment which both parties will most probably remember above all else.
These questions are based upon getting to know the person sitting across the table and to get a rough description of compatibility.
If the main problem of the date is not having things to talk about there are many generic and fun questions available to keep the words flowing.
11) So what color would you associate your soul with?
12) Do you like fresh air or small spaces?
13) Is there a movie or book that really got you thinking?
14) How much time do you spend having fun?
15) Is your job satisfying or are you interested in finding something else?
16) Did you like your hometown?
17) Are you a social butterfly or a lone-ranger?
18) If you could be in any city at this moment, where would it be and why?
19) Are there any choices you would’ve made differently after you knew the consequences?
20) Do you have any pets?
21) What do you look for in a partner and friends?
22) Your best and worst quality?
There is no specific order in which these questions have to be asked, but using them as the conversation takes a natural turn will create more topics to build on.
Don’t ask any questions if it’s simply a means to an end.
If there is no interest in the answer then don’t expect to hear anything interesting.
Should the opportunity arise for creating a spur of the moment question about a certain response then don’t hesitate to go for it.
Take note that not all silences have to be awkward, so don’t start a rundown of the questionslike a prepared list.