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20 First Date Conversation Ideas

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 | tips | No Comments
20 great ideas for dating conversation starters

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First dates can be nerve wracking for all concerned and it’s normal to feel a bit lost for words at times. There’s nothing worse though than awkward silences when you can’t think what to say and your date goes quite too, or conversations that start off well, but falter and end very quickly.

Asking questions is always a good way of promoting discussion, but simple questions that can be easily answered with ‘yes’ or ‘no’ aren’t ideal, as they can stop before they really get started. The key to good conversation is to ask leading questions – questions that someone else needs to get stuck into answering with a sentence or two, rather than a short response, and ideally when they’re able to share information about themselves or their views in the process.

To help you achieve the most from your first date, learn about the interests of your date and avoid any awkward moments, here are 20 first date conversation ideas. They’re all leading questions that you can use to get to know your date and fill in quiet moments – just don’t forget to give him or her the chance to ask you questions too!

1. What hobbies do you have?
2. What’s your favourite way of relaxing?
3. What do you like to do at the weekends?
4. What music/bands do you like?
5. What would your perfect day consist of? (Note: You could try and make this into a future date!).
6. What’s the best holiday you’ve ever had?
7. What places would you love to visit?
8. If you found a £50 note on the pavement, what would you do with it?
9. What was your first car?
10. If you had the chance to be granted three wishes, what would they be?
12. If you had superpowers, what would they be?
13. What did you want to be when you grew up?
14. What do you like most about the job you do and what do you dislike?
15. If you won the lottery, what would you spend the winnings on?
16. What do you like most about women/men?
17. What’s the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever had?
18. What’s your favourite meal?
19. Which food or drink could you not live without?
20. What’s your most annoying habit?

If you don’t get through all these questions on your first date, then hang onto some for your second date. Take note of relevant thoughts and ideas that you glean from the answers that get shared and see how you could incorporate them in romantic days out, trips or further dates. Above all, have fun and enjoy your date!

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