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To save you from endless awkward silences, we've compiled 50 first date conversation starters that do all of these things. Otherwise, this question will excite her and you'll learn what's most appealing to her, Jones says.
Plus, they're backed by professionals who know what they're talking about. It promotes a good back-and-forth between the two of you.
Food is always a safe topic of conversation—and an endless one, too.
"If sports are big in your life, this will take you into a ton of subtopics," Sullivan says.
This may seem a bit odd and specific, but how she likes to travel is sometimes even more telling than where she likes to travel. "This opens the door for conversation relating to history, religious perspectives, art, and culture," Sullivan says.
If she's crazy about museums and monuments, you can infer she's a history buff—or better yet, ask her if she's a history buff. You'll get major insight on her goals and priorities in life.
"It's also fascinating to hear anyone's answer," she adds.
"Her answer will reveal whether she has a dark, goofy, nerdy, romantic, sappy, or quirky side," Sullivan says.
Meet the experts: Sarah Jones is a relationship expert, and founder and CEO of coaching website Introverted Alpha, and Sameera Sullivan is the CEO of Lasting Connections, an elite matchmaking service. "This is a great ice-breaker because it's a little mischievous and flirtatious," Jones says.
"It's a sign you'd like to know her beyond surface level, while still giving her the freedom to reveal what she wants to share—and doesn't." This question lets you get a sense of what she feels strongly about and whether she's spirited and heartfelt.
Everyone loves to laugh, and talking about the things that make you both fall into a fit—cheesy pickup lines, dad jokes, a particular You Tube flick—gets the conversation flowing... Lots of laughter on a first date is a great sign, Jones says.
This conversation starter can bring a light, playful, untethered feeling into your mix of questions, Jones says.