Dating and conversation topics

We’ve got a long list of great first date questions that you can use and impress, but remember to mix your questions so it’s a good blend of short answers and long answers.

Biggest clue of all: The salad course is punctuated by strained silence and forced small talk. Great communication starts with being genuinely interested in the individual you’re with and paying close attention to what he/she says.

What’s the worst/weirdest date you’ve ever been on? I swore they hid in the closets, waiting to eat me. (Yes, stickers.) These things can be surprisingly fun to talk about. But it’s a much more fun way to phrase it, and it typically yields a better response. An awesome dating tip and are you okay with conversational pauses?

While talking about exes is generally a no-no, this question has yielded some amazing responses. I made a date with Rob-I-liked, and when I arrived at the bar… I had no choice but to sit it out, cursing the ambiguity of text messages. Mine is a toss up between a large hunk of cheddar cheese and a peanut butter cup.

Don’t get personal or say anything that may leave your date feeling awkward or embarrassed.

You may be nervous, but that’s no reason to speak out the first thing that comes to your mind.