Conversation questions for dating couples
This question rocks whether you're new to a city or you've lived there for years.
Break the ice with a simple, straight-forward question like this. All these alternatives offer "insight into her lifestyle, taste, and knowledge about other cultures." Sullivan says.If there's one thing that can ruin a first date and ensure a woman's first impression of you is a bad one, it's crappy conversation.You need ice breakers, light-hearted queries, questions that provoke banter, laughter, and thought, as well as questions that dig a bit deeper and go beyond the superficial. If she hates planes, road trips, or has no desire to leave her hometown ever, that's a good indicator of her ambitions and desires (or lackthereof).Ask what sports she's interested in, what teams she roots for, and if she played sports in college.Depending on her answer, you can see whether you're up for some healthy competition or standing behind the same teams. You'll also find out how much time she spends on the couch.Food is always a safe topic of conversation—and an endless one, too.
"If sports are big in your life, this will take you into a ton of subtopics," Sullivan says.
"You get a glimpse into her day, her job responsibilities, how she deals with stress, her energy level, tone, and how she spends her time," Jones says. Some say you never truly know someone until you travel with them.
Those small details and what she chooses to focus on—whether good or bad—clue you in on her personality big time. Odds are you won't be traveling on a first date, but this question (paired with the above) can offer a ton of clues about her persona.
This may seem a bit odd and specific, but how she likes to travel is sometimes even more telling than where she likes to travel. "This opens the door for conversation relating to history, religious perspectives, art, and culture," Sullivan says.
If she's crazy about museums and monuments, you can infer she's a history buff—or better yet, ask her if she's a history buff. You'll get major insight on her goals and priorities in life.
Everyone loves to laugh, and talking about the things that make you both fall into a fit—cheesy pickup lines, dad jokes, a particular You Tube flick—gets the conversation flowing... Lots of laughter on a first date is a great sign, Jones says.