Sometimes (okay, most of the time), though, first dates aren't smooth sailing.
That doesn't always mean you're incompatible — just that we are humans, and dating can be awkward.
So you want some Fun Questions to Get to Know Someone? What is your education - do you have a college degree? What is the longest love relationship (partner) you have had, and if it has ended, why?
Here are a bunch of fun questions to get to know someone on a first date. If you start giving them grief about who they are, or the beliefs they have on the first date...are sure to scare them away for good. If you had to choose a sport to watch - would it be Football or Basketball What is your favorite curse word?
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When you meet a girl you like, there is one thing you have to do – KEEP HER ATTENTION!
"This is a great query because a dream job merges meaning, passion, and lifestyle," Jones explains. If things get a bit awkward or serious, divert to a more carefree topic.
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.
This conversation starter can bring a light, playful, untethered feeling into your mix of questions, Jones says.
So, what makes for a great question, as opposed to a dull back-and-forth? More important than the specifics of the question is your intention in asking it.
If you don't truly care about the answer, then any question will fall flat. Avoiding yes or no questions creates organic conversation, and allows you and your date to really get to know each other.