5 Questions You Should Ask On The First Date
Last updated: Dec. 27 2017 | 2 min read
First dates can be like interviews, but for your love life. They make you both nervous and excited. And sometimes you could find yourself so consumed by your date’s thoughts of you that by the end of the date, you realize you’ve learned nothing about them.
Don’t fret, there’s a solution for this.
These 5 questions will ensure that you walk away from your first date confidently knowing if you’ll be interested in seeing them again.
What’s your favorite thing to do?
This is a simple one since a lot of us love talking about ourselves. It will allow you to turn the attention on to your date and really learn what brings them joy. Usually when you ask this question, your date will also reveal their dislikes. Take note of the positives and negatives – hidden in their responses could be a great idea for a second date based on their interests.
How long have you been single?
This may seem like an uncomfortable question but it’s important. Knowing if your date chooses to be single versus them being single but actively looking, will let you know if you are investing your time wisely into this first date. You want to make sure that your relationship goals match. The last thing you want is for the two of you to want different things and to find this out many dates later.
Do you have any siblings?
Asking this question is great because again, you are turning the focus on to your date. You are also tapping into their thoughts on family. They may even reveal if eventually they would like to start a family of their own. This question will give you a lot to talk about since there is always a great story surrounding the topic of siblings.
What’s your sign?
This is an oldie but goodie. It’s a good idea if you want to ask this question at the start of the date. People are attached to their zodiac signs and even if they don’t believe in astrology, they are still totally open to hearing what you know about their signs. Zodiac signs are another extension of ourselves and as humans there is nothing we love more than learning new things about ourselves.
What do you look for in a partner?
This is an important first date question. It’s something a lot of daters avoid asking because they don’t want to scare the other person away. But asking this question will give insight on the type of people that catch your date’s eye and where you stack up in comparison. Try not to be too judgmental of their responses if you don’t agree with them. This is based on their personal interests and should be accepted as such. After this question is posed, you will know for sure if this first date has the potential to blossom into something much more.