The dating scene is hard and one of the reasons for that is that it can be hard to figure out how to break that ice without getting a nose broken! We all know that in order to get to know each other, you have to ask about each other, but for at least the first couple of dates, that can be uncomfortable and rife with potential problems. If you’re gearing up for that first date with the girl of your dreams, what are some fun questions you can ask without risking a slammed door?
Why Is There an Expiration Date on Sour Cream?
Make sure to ask this if you’re having baked potatoes, perogies, tacos or anything else with sour cream so it doesn’t come out of nowhere. But it is a good question! (I can answer this: because it can go moldy. Blech).
What’s your favorite sports car?
We all have one… Even if we don’t know what it’s actually called! ‘That shiny one with a convertible top. Yeah….’
Which habit are you most proud of breaking?
Everyone likes to brag and this is a good indication of her past and future self. For me, I’m always happy to boast on my achievements as are most other people.
What super power do you dream of having?
Flight. Or super flexibility. Or something. You may want to make sure she won’t give you a ‘what-the’ look before you ask, but it can lead to a pretty fun conversation!
If you could visit anywhere, where would you go?
Another great, safe and interesting conversation starter.
If you could be anyone in history/any fictional character/any dictator/etc.?
If Facebook can be rife with these quizzes, then they’re safe to ask over drinks. Plus it’s a fun conversation and can lead to some good laughs.
What’s Your Favorite Song?
Could lead to awkward silence if you’ve never heard of the band, but at least it chews up a few moments.
Something you wish you were better at?
Maybe you could help! Or maybe you’re both lousy at math and can laugh about it. Either way: victory!
What would you do, if for one day, you get to be a guy?
Interesting question, though it could lead to some strange answers! And don’t be surprised if you get the questions bounced back to you with you as the girl.
Have you ever performed a solo for an audience?
Singing, music, poetry, reading, comedy… all of these make for great story fodder and lets you have some insight into her creative life and what she enjoys doing. If she hasn’t, ask her why not and what she would do if she could.
What would you do first if you were marooned on an island?
A great conversation starter and very interesting in the many different kinds of answers you may get!
How many times have you witnessed a street fight?
See if she follows up with how often she’s been in a fight!
Which movie have you watched more than 10 times?
Do your lists match?
Do you have a blog? What do you write about?
If nothing else, you may discover some new reading material and she may get a new follower!
Why doesn’t Batman smile?
Batman doesn’t smile! Well, once in a while he does, but it’s bloody scary when he does!
Which horror movies that you watched turned out to be funny?
Variations include, which comedies did you watch turned out to be tragic; which romantic comedies made you lose hope in love and which tragedies made you giggle?
If you had a time machine, which era would you like to visit?
Extra points if she says anything to do with the Tardis, Doctor Who or Daleks. Come on!
What is the most romantic experience you have ever had?
Then you’ll know how to top it!
What’s your favorite animated movie?
There are so many out there now and you may discover a good excuse for a movie night!
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Prepare to get this question bounced back to you and hopefully get some good stories out of it.
Favorite quote in life?
Everyone has one and it can give you some good insight into what the girl’s beliefs are like.
What one dead person would you most like to have dinner with, if it were possible?
The topics that can stem from this are nearly limitless!
What is the scariest experience you have ever had?
Not to be confused with ‘what phobias do you have?’ or ‘what are you scared of?’ which would just come off as creepy.
What is your favorite book/author?
This can give you all kinds of insight too and you may discover some new favorite books or authors.
Do you usually follow your heart or your head?
Skillfully done, this can lead to some awesome flirting. If nothing else though, it can lead to a thoughtful discussion on the heart and mind and where people sit.
Do you have any hobbies?
Should be an early one because it’s a great, safe way to get to know someone!
What is your dream job?
Again, safe and can be fun to talk about. Plus it can spin to horrible jobs, bashing of jobs and other topics. Fun times!
What is your ideal vacation?
If you end up keeping this gal, remember the answer to this question for mega brownie points!
What would you do without electricity for 3 days?
This can lead to some fun answers!
What is it that you are passionate about?
It’s good to know these things early on so that you can tell if you’ll be compatible or not or if she even has any passions!
Of course, keep in mind that in order for any of these to work, you actually have to listen to the answer, respond in kind and answer questions in turn. Any of these can turn into great conversation starters so long as you don’t let your attention drift and encourage a discussion. Good luck and enjoy!