25 Great First Date Conversation Starters

Finally, she accepted your proposal, and you are on your first date ever. You both may look nervous and awkward, but you have lots of things going around in your mind. You are thinking of how you should initiate a conversation.

Some people consider themselves experienced speakers and they tend to talk continuously. But they forget the fact that a conversation is between two individuals. The best conversations occur when both the partners contribute facts and they enjoy it along the way.

You should treat a conversation like a game of tennis; you have to keep passing the ball towards each other and have fun. If the conversation goes great, the final result is obvious. You will knoe each other a lot better and will also agree to a second date.

You should always start the conversation by complimenting him/her, no doubt. But you couldn’t keep giving compliments all night long. You have to ask questions to know each other. Many people tend to ask something out of the way, and this may ruin the date.

Here are some safe yet interesting questions which would make you know each other better.

1. Who is the biggest influence in your life?

2. Do you have a pet name? What could be the story behind it? Could I call you with it?

3. Who was the your most favourite teacher from school? Why?

4. What was your family like when you were growing up?

5. Who are you the most closest to in your family?

6. Do you believe in supernatural events? Have you experienced something out of the ordinary?

7. What is your dream job?

8. What kind of music do you like?

9. What is your idea of fun?

10. Have you ever experienced something that has changed your perception of common things in life?

11. What kind of books do you read?

12. Do you like going to the movies? (Could be an idea of a second date)

13. Are you a snack or a dessert person?

14. What is something about you that I could never guess?

15. Your favourite movie of all time?

16. Have you ever did something that you regret afterwards?

17. How would you define your childhood?

18. What is probably one of the best advice that you have received in life?

19. Do you like pets? If yes, then are you a dog or a cat person?

20. What do you hate most about the whole idea of dating? (You could avoid it!)

21. What is the biggest turn off for you when someone makes a move?

22. Have you played any adventure sports?

23. What are the things about yourself that you are proud of?

24. What do you like to do when you are having a bad day?

25. What do you think about relationships in general?


These are some questions that you should use to initiate a conversation on the first date. But remember, you should not ask something very personal or otherwise as it is your first date.

Sometimes conversations go to such depths that they go too far too fast. You could ask some personal or sensitive questions and the other one may feel defensive. You can ask these questions once the relationship is evolved.

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