First dates are already awkward as it is because you are meeting and spending time with a stranger or someone you don’t really know so well. For some people, they make dating look so easy but we have to admit, there are certain things about dating that we hate – awkward silences. When you go out on a date, it is expected to have silent moments because there will be times when you are unsure of what to say and what to ask since you haven’t really been with this person for a long time. But to help you get over the uncomfortable phase in dating,
Here are some of the questions you can ask to avoid awkward silences.
1. What is your favorite hobby or outdoor activity?
Asking a person what they want to do or the activities they enjoy during their spare time can be a great start to having a good conversation. This will also give you an idea if this person is someone who prefers outdoor hobbies or they prefer to stay home and be a couch potato. From here, you will have an idea if you can do and enjoy some things together in the near future if you continue seeing each other.
2. What do you for work?
People also love talking about their work or something they do for a living especially if it is something they are very passionate about. Their job or career can be a great conversation piece and this is a great opportunity as well for you get a good sense of your date’s personality. It will be interesting to know if someone does their job or work simply to earn money or if it is something they do out of passion.
3. How is your family like?
Do you have siblings? Asking about family background is a good way to know your date better and have an idea about where they came from. This will also give you an opportunity to share things about yourself and about your own family.
4. Where have you traveled and which place do you still want to visit?
Travel is one good topic to keep a conversation going. When you talk about visiting a place, there are so many other things that anyone could share about it. If you ask your date about the places they have visited, they can share a lot more things about it like the culture, food and other experiences they have had pertaining to that trip. You can spend hours talking about just traveling alone especially if you share your own travel experiences.
5. What is the craziest thing you have done and you still want to do?
Anyone has their own wild and craziest things they would want to do someday. Ask your date about it and ask them if they have already done it. This question is a good way to get a glimpse of whether he is the adventurous type or not, or whether he is the type of person who isn’t afraid to take risks.
6. What is your favorite movie?
This could be a very common question but it is important to know if your date has a good or lame taste when it comes to films. This will also give you an insight about whether they are boring or fun based on their preference in movies. If you have the same taste in films, then at least you can expect some fun movie nights together during the weekends.
7. What is your favorite music?
It is hard to think about a person who does not love music. Everybody loves music, although we all have our own preference when it comes to the genre. It will even be more interesting if you find out that your date knows how to play some musical instrument like a guitar or piano. Don’t you think it’s even more romantic?
8. What is your favorite food and do you like cooking?
Food is another topic that is perfect for any conversation. It would be nice to know as well if your date has a skill in cooking or baking. You can probably ask them to cook for you sometime and it’ll be a sweet gesture if they do.