Without a doubt, first dates are super exciting! You don’t know what’s in store, whether you’ll get along like a house on fire or amble along uncomfortably till one of you comes up with a good excuse. But a first date can also make you nervous, you could be stiff and formal, and feel awkward and tongue-tied.

Therefore, preparation is the key. After all, first dates are about finding commonality through relaxed conversation. Here are some “no fail” conversational ammos to get you going

 

What’s your typical day like?

What’s your typical day like?

The routine tells you a lot about the person. Knowing how they live and work will give you an idea about their interests. Share a few tidbits about your typical day too and look for common ground.

 

Major in College

Major in College

This will give an insight into the preferences and interests, personal motivations and likes. This is a great ‘get to know you’ subject so when it’s your turn to share, be truthful and genuine. Thinking back, you will know if a connection was building! This is a great way to understand the other person’s thought process as well.

 

That last time you laughed the hardest

That last time you laughed the hardest

This is an easy way to lighten the conversation while exchanging hilarious incidents. Laughter relaxes the mood, bringing in positivity and letting you see how and what they find funny. After all, laughter is an important part of a relationship.

 

The biggest influence in your life

The biggest influence in your life

Everyone will have some strong feelings about the one who influenced him/her! Understanding the psyche of the person should be easy. Get an understanding of the qualities that are important and what behaviour really stands out for the person. This two way conversation can open doors and reveals a great deal.

 

Favourite childhood memory

Favourite childhood memory

Such memories are usually happy and reveal a lot about the person’s family, about relationships within the family and the growing up years. Taking a walk down memory lane will reveal personal details and stories which are shared with only a few and will help to strengthen a budding personal connect.

 

Accomplishments which make you proud

Accomplishments which make you proud

Everybody likes to talk about themselves so give them a chance to swell with pride, while you sit back and listen. Such thoughts give a sense of the person’s values and a peek into who they are and what motivates them.

As the conversation progresses, you will be easily able or read whether a connection is taking shape or not! If it is the former, ditch the list of conversation starters and let the blind date take its own course into the night!