to be a precursor to an actual relationship, first dates are also mini interviews disguised as social outings, whether we like to admit it or not. A foolproof way to ensure that conversation will always be flowing is to simply your date things, although—given the fact that we never know how comfortable others are with casual conversation—that might be easier said than done. Have you traveled anywhere cool lately/do you have any trips coming up? Some of these questions may seem silly at first, but they can be very telling.
Here, we’ve divided your hypothetical first date into five phases and suggested a series of questions to ask your potential beau during each. What are his likes and dislikes, what do you have in common, what does he do in his spare time?
These questions are key primers, the ones to ask after you’ve said hello, and settled in somewhere comfortable.
Sure, they’re kind of snoozy, but they’ll set the tone for your date, and give you immediate things to talk about: “ 1.
What do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
The final questions should easily transition you out of the date while subtly implying that you’d be down to meet up again.
If you think the date went well, don’t be afraid to let him know. Time to seal the deal– the last few minutes of a date are crucial to make sure he asks you out a second time. If you and your date are starting to hit it off, it’s time to start slipping in some slightly more personal questions, while making sure neither of you feel compelled to reveal too much. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? If you won the lottery tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d buy? If you could be any person for a day, who would it be? Do your parents still live in the house you grew up in?