First dates are always intimidating and awkward, but they don’t have to be. If you arrive at your date prepared and confident then conversation will flow effortlessly.
If you want to keep it light, you can stick to general topics such as hobbies, music, and books. If you want to dive a little deeper, talking about your goals and aspirations is also a great way to make a connection.
Another fun first date topic may be your most embarrassing moment. It shows a lot about a person and how they handle uncomfortable situations. The key to keep the conversation going and ask open-ended questions. These are questions that cannot be answered with a simple “yes” or “no”. By asking open-ended questions you uncover more opportunities to carry on the conversation.
One Reddit user shared an easy-to-follow formula for great first date conversation:
Be an Active Listener
“The point of human interaction is to relate to people and share thoughts and ideas, so prove that you’re an active listener by relating to what they said.”
Ask Relevant Questions
“Continue the topic in a way that digs deeper. That continues the conversation, shows interest, and is usually how you learn something genuine and interesting.”
What do you think? What is your favorite conversation tool?