No secret here—dating can be a real pain. And while, sure, dates are meant 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 ask 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.
The trick to successfully vetting a prospect on a first datewhile simultaneously keeping the energy light and fun, is knowing what questions to ask and how to ask them. For example, work, his or her family, hobbies, pop culture, and favorite music are all surefire bets.
Four things never to ask her or him about on a first date? Politics, religion, exes, and salary. Too serious, too fast!
So did my cousin! Questions over the first drink should be an equal mix of inquisitive and casual, and should allow you to start gauging their true personality.
What are their likes and dislikes, what do you have in common, what does he or she do in their spare time? Some of these questions may seem silly at first, but they can be very telling. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Time to seal the deal—the last few minutes of a date are crucial to make sure a second date happen. Suggest a PG-rated! Share Facebook Pinterest Twitter Tumblr.
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