First dates are meant for showing genuine interest especially when you want things to turn out in your favor. While it’s important to dress up accordingly and show confidence and poise, it is equally important to know what you’re going to talk about.
Definitely neither of the parties wishes to ruin the things simply by bringing up topics that make the conversation take unexpected turns.
So, don’t make things go the other way around simply by bringing up things neither of you feel comfortable about. The goal is to warm up to each other and it should remain so. You need to find out if the two of you are compatible and enjoy each other’s company. If you feel there is no spark or anything that might give you a hint about your future relationship, you may decide to leave. There is no use to keep the conversation going when you already know the results.
Find Out About Each Other’s Interests.
The best way to get to know someone is to learn about what they like to do in their free time. It might not seem like a very important topic to talk about but when the objective is to get comfortable in each other’s presence, it’s probably the safest topic to discuss.
Expand Upon What You Already Know.
Chances are, the two of you must already have discussed each other’s education, religion, and other important topics. It’s time to take those conversations to the next level and learn something additional. Perhaps, personal priorities.
Ask Them What They’re Good At.
Everybody has some hidden talents and potential and it’s a good idea to explore them on your first date. When people talk about their strengths, it makes them feel good and proud. It also helps to ease out some of the tension you might feel and get the conversation going in the right direction.
Learn About Their Family.
While it’s good to talk about family, make sure you don’t many any derogatory or rude comments. Everybody feels protective of their family and relatives, so don’t make them feel uncomfortable over something that is not even their fault.
Ask Them About Their Passions and Purpose in Life.
Not everybody has a clear direction in life but it’s good to explore what they think when it comes to your purpose in life. It may open up more windows into their soul so that you can get an idea of their personality. You may also bring up what they would like to be doing five or ten years down the road.
Avoid getting nervous and just enjoy the moment. Remember, at the end of the day all that matters is whether you were able to make that connection or not so these things shouldn’t matter anyway. All the Best!