First Date Questions

Running out of things to say on a first date is a common worry. The last thing you want is to be sitting in complete silence. As mentioned in our first date conversation article, preparation is the key to making conversation flow. To help this happen, it’s always a good idea to have some questions prepared to enable conversation to run smoothly. Here are some suggestions for first date questions that will hopefully be some help to you. They can also be used as a guide to help you come up with some of your own questions to discuss.

Q. What was the last book you read?

Q. Is there a book you’ve read multiple times? If so why do you like it?

Q. What film did you last watch?

Q. What’s your all time favourite film?

Q. What things make you smile?

Q. Is there a speciality dish you like to cook?

Q. What’s your favourite colour?

Q. What do you do for fun in your spare time?

Q. What do you do for a living?

Q. Do you have any fears?

Q. Do you have any brothers or sisters?

Q. What things make you laugh out loud?

Q. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Q. What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?

Q. Do you believe in aliens?

Q. If you could be an animal, what would you choose to be?

Q. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Q. Have you ever done anything really brave?

Q. What’s your favourite day of the week?

Q. What were you like as a child?

Q. Do you have a goal in life?

Q. What’s your favourite flavour of ice cream?

Q. Have you ever done anything spontaneously?

Q. How would you describe yourself in three words?

Q. Did you like school?

Q. What was your favourite subject in school?

Q. What’s your earliest memory?

Q. Do you class yourself as a morning person or a night person?

Q. If you could time travel, what time and where would you go?

Q. What is your greatest achievement so far?

Q. If you won the lottery, what would you do with your money?

Q. What type of music do you like?

Q. What was your favourite television programme as a child?

Q. Do you or have you ever had a nickname?

Q. Do you like to collect anything?

If need be, make a note on your phone of the questions you’d like to ask, and if conversation runs low you can simply pick some questions from your prepared list. That way there’s no need to worry when chatting to your date that you’ll run out of things to talk about.

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