It’s time for some real talk…
When it comes to first dates, many people could use as much help as possible with breaking the ice.
It’s hard to get to know someone and it can be difficult to know the right questions to ask to keep the conversation (and hopefully the romance) moving along.
Do you want some advice about things to ask on first dates?
Let’s dive into these answers from AskReddit users.
1. This will tell you a lot about a person.
“What do you do with your shopping cart when finished at the grocery store?”
2. Movie first, THEN dinner.
“I read a LPT earlier today that stated if you’re taking someone on a dinner/movie date, go to the movie first.
That way, at dinner, if the conversation is lacking or having a hard time starting up – you can get it going with talking about the movie. 🙂 “
3. Get this out of the way.
“Vaccinations… safe or harmful?
Earth… round or are you a dumb ass?”
4. Give me the details.
“What kind of music do you listen to?
Might seem basic but this is a great question to ask to get to know someone.
I have noticed however that most people just answer with “anything but country” so you could probably get a more passionate response by asking something along the lines of “What artist(s) are you currently listening to?””
5. For the bookworms.
“If your life were a book what would the title be?”
6. The trifecta.
“Do you like The Office?
Do you like dogs?
Do you have a real personality?”
7. Looking forward.
“What is something you’re looking forward to?
Always gets a good answer, and it’s usually something unexpected.”
8. You’ll get some good insight.
“What would you do if the zombie apocalypse started right now?”
9. What kind of weirdo does this?
“Do you sleep with your socks on?”
10. Just get it out of the way.
“I asked my husband (we’ve been together 27 years), “You aren’t an ax murderer are you?” on our first date.”
11. This is a good one.
“What’s getting you through the week?
You find out what makes them happy and what’s important to them.”
12. Get to the real stuff.
“My favorite was always “what are you passionate about?”
So much better than “what do you do?””
13. I like this.
“When was the last time you felt proud of yourself?”
14. You better be a big reader.
“What are your favorite books?
If you get the impression they don’t read books, run.”
15. Might be interesting…
“What is your mother’s maiden name?
What is your high school mascot?
What is the name of your childhood best friend?”
16. Try these out.
“OK Cupid had a really cool blog about statistics from their huge user base. The three questions they found were best predictors for compatibility:
Do you like scary movies?
Have you ever traveled alone in another country?
Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and live on a sailboat?
If you agree on those 3, you’re likeliest to succeed.”
17. Straight to the important stuff.
“Are you Introvert or Extrovert?
And how do you rank your mental health level from 1 to 10?”
18. This is usually fun.
“I always like to ask about the worst date they ever had.”
19. Are you an animal lover?
“Do you have any pets?
1 of 3 things will happen:
1: Yes they do, and will talk / show photos of them for ages.
2: they don’t, but then you follow it up with what pets do you want and they will talk for ages.
3: they say no, I’m not really an animal person, in which case you leave them because you don’t need someone like that in your life.”
20. Give up the info.
“What’s your favorite dinner?
What’s in your bucket list?
Are you a dog person or a cat person?”
21. A smart idea.
“How was your latest night out?
IMHO a person who brags about how sh^tfaced or wasted they become doesn’t make a good impression as a responsible partner.”
22. Okay, that’s just weird.
“Are your fingerprints in the police database?”
“In millimeters, How long are your toenails before you decide to cut them? Do you keep the remains?”
“Do you have any pets you aren’t using anymore?”
“How do you feel about basements?”
“Which bodily fluid do you think has the most pleasant aroma?”
“Which layer of skin do you favor the most?”
“My cat died six years ago…. wanna see?”
Well, what do you think?
Are you going to incorporate any of these into your first-date question arsenal?
Let us know what you think in the comments!
And if you have any suggestions, please pass them along to us!