A lot goes into meeting someone new. Even more stressful sometimes is that dreaded first date! Online Dating could mean a lot of first dates and first date after first date you get frustrated, but what if you had some fail proof methods of leaving with your pride intact? In addition to looking good, what comes out of your mouth is even MORE important. It really is all about asking questions that teach you something about the person, how they really think, what makes them tick and not the usual “where do you live”, “where do you work”, “where are you from”, blah blah blah. We’ve all been there, done that! Being well prepared could mean the difference between securing that second date or never getting a chance!
First Date Conversation Tips
First Date Conversation Tips “Do’s”
- Make eye contact
- Listen actively & ask clarifying questions about what they’re saying
- Think before you speak
- Have topics ready (current affairs, your aspirations, what are you passionate about)
- Be natural (be yourself)
- Open ended questions
Sample good questions:
- What’s the time of day you enjoy most & why?
- Where have you travelled that impacted you the most & why?
- What accomplishment are you most proud of & why?
- What’s your favorite childhood memory?
- What’s the best & worst meal you’ve ever had?
First Date Conversation Tips “Don’ts”
- Don’t look around
- Don’t talk too much or cut the other person off
- Don’t overshare
- Don’t check your phone
- Don’t use closed ended questions that require “yes” or “no” answers
Sample questions that aren’t recommended:
- How much money do you make? How much are you worth? What do you own?
- My ex [insert baggage here]
- What do you do?
- Why are you still single?
- I just hate [insert complaint here]
I recently spoke on CTV Ottawa Morning about First Date Conversation Do’s & Don’ts … click here or on the picture to watch the segment!
READERS: What are some of your First Date Conversation Tip Do’s and Don’ts? Share your experience and knowledge in the comments below!
Your Sister in Dating Bliss,
Single Dating Diva
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