What to Talk About on a First Date
February 7, 2022
Jade Kerr

No matter how many times you’ve done it, going on a first date is always nerve-wracking. If it’s someone you’ve known a while and finally plucked up the courage to date, you may be concerned about what the repercussions might be if things don’t work out. If it’s a blind date or even someone you’ve met, but very briefly, you might be nervous that you won’t have anything to talk about. Even on the first dates where everything works out perfectly, you might still be nervous, simply from the excitement of where it’ll go.

If you’re the kind of person that blanks out when they’re nervous and doesn’t know how to break the awkward silences, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to go through a list of topics that are pretty safe for your first date, and can help you understand each other a bit better. Firstly, it’s always good to compliment your date, whether it’s an item of clothing or simply the color of their eyes, don’t be afraid to make them feel good.

There are always classic topics such as where you grew up, and what your childhood was like. Discussing favorites like movies, music, foods, and hobbies will always be a good conversation starter. Why not go big, and share your dreams and ambitions. If you feel like you’re running out of things to say, just ask questions about the other person.

You can make things a bit interesting by asking questions a bit out of the norm. If things are going well, you can try and get your date to share a bit, ask them what their biggest fear is, or what they would do if they won the lottery. A great question to ask is what would they do if they only had one day to live. This will tell you a lot about what’s important to your partner, and may even give you ideas for your next date!

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