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First dates can be awkwardnerve-wracking, exciting, disastrous, wonderful — any of things. A big part of this distinction is the first impression you each give and how well you and the other person connect. We all know by now that topics like religion, politics, and the like are best to avoid if you want a first encounter to stay positive and light-hearted.
It might be obvious, but the easiest way to connect with someone is to get them talking about themselves.
Ask about their hobbies, their interests… do they enjoy activities like sports, painting, spending time outside, reading, or dancing? Maybe you will find something that you both enjoy doing and, if the date goes well, could potentially be an idea for another date later on down the road. Finding out about something interesting about another person that may not otherwise come up in regular conversation is a fun way to get to know them.
They make for great icebreaker questions, can be answered by the both of you, and can be as surface level, deep, or silly as you want them to be. Would you rather… go to the beach or the mountains? Drink nothing but coffee or soda for the rest of your life?
Get stuck on a roller coaster or get horribly lost in a huge theme park? Everyone has pet peeves. Talk about things that get on your nerves. Ask your date what bothers them. Are they generally laid back and easy going, or do they tend to be tense and easily stressed? Finding out pet peeves can give you a better understanding of some of the things that make a person tick, and is a good way to be open and honest with each other from the get-go.
Talking about our awkward moments shows humility, vulnerability, and a sense of humor — is it important to you that your date can laugh at themselves once in a while? Do they have a favorite vacation destination? Do they know of a cool hiking trail hiding away behind the river? Do they have a secret place where they can go to relax, unwind, and escape the world? Ask your date to talk about their siblings, best friends, grandparents, or even their pets.
All humility aside — are they proud of their accomplishments? Do they call up their mom as soon as they find out about a new promotion? Ask them which decisions they have made that they are truly happy about. Ask them when the last time they won an award was. These are some positive ways to get comfortable with someone and reveal what kind of connection you have with them.
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