Conversation questions for dating couples
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.Better yet: "Many second date ideas can be born from this question." If you want the conversation to become a bit reflective, thoughtful, and meaningful, this is a great fall-back."Not only do you get to hear about her life story, but the snippet that's most meaningful and important to her," Jones explains.This question rocks whether you're new to a city or you've lived there for years."You get to talk about local places she likes, see what you have in common, bond over the people, culture, and why you moved to the area in the first place," Jones says.
"Learn about her culinary skills, what food she likes, if she's into healthy cooking, and has any favorite restaurants, Sullivan says.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.Catching her off guard is a good thing so long as your intentions are innocent and playful.Despite the quirkiness of this question, you'll find out what's most valuable to her and the significance of those items Light-hearted questions like this one can stir up memories from her childhood. It may seem silly, but if she hates dogs and your Husky is part of the family, or she's got two cats and you're allergic, things might not work out. You'll find out if she's been running with bulls or scaled a mountain.